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Scope and Contents A unique scrapbook from a lieutenant colonel in the German army. Probably bound after the war (as all pages seem to exhibit the same extent of wear), Rothenheim compiled an extraordinary number of photographs, newspaper clippings, field post cards, train tickets and military maps detailing troop movements throughout the approximate five years he was enlisted. Stationed in and around Lille in northern France (near the Belgium border), Rothenheim photographed military life; his comrades in gas...
Dates: 1914 - 1919
Scope and Contents 92 photographs in a Ward's Album for Unmounted Photographs, No. 1743. Almost all of the photographs are captioned in the image; possibly translations into less than perfect English. Some of the smaller photos have been pasted in. A good number of the photos appear to be press photographs rather than snapshots taken by a serviceman. Pictures include a German 3-seated bombing plane captured by the French after landing due to engine trouble; a picture of a German bomber causght in...