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Old 18th December 2014, 04:24 AM   #4801
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Originally Posted by KDLarsen View Post
Reading a collection of letters and diary notes of a "Danish"* soldier in the Imperial Germany Army during WW1. Apart from a slight bemusement at how efficient the German postal service was running, even during a time of war, it's incredible much detail the letter writer could get away with. Location names as well as local details is mentioned freely. Then again, I'm only up to the summer of 1915, so maybe it'll change along the way.

During the course of the war, the writer, Thyge Thygesen, fought at Nouvron on the Aisne during 1915, and during 1916 he fought at both Verdun and on the Somme. At the latter, he was buried alive when his dugout collapsed. This led to two years of recovery before he was finally released from duty and returned home.

* "Danish" in the sense that he was living in area that had been Danish prior to the war of 1864, and which would return to Denmark following the 1920 plebiscites.

This sounds fascinating. I'd ask you for the title of the work; but I infer that it's in Danish -- no English translation?


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