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German Students' War Letters
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Originally appearing at the same time as the pacifist novel All Quiet on the Western Front, this powerful collection provides a glimpse into the hearts and minds of an enemy that had been thoroughly demonized by the Allied press. Composed by German students who had left their university studies in order to participate in World War I, these letters reveal the struggles and hardships that all soldiers face.

The stark brutality and surrealism of war are revealed as young men from Germany describe their bitter combat and occasional camaraderie with soldiers from many nations, including France, Great Britain, and Russia. Like its companion volume, War Letters of Fallen Englishmen, these letters were carefully selected for their depth of perception, the intensity of their descriptions, and their messages to future generations. "Should these letters help towards the establishment of justice and better understanding between nations," the editor reflects in his introduction, "their deaths will not have been in vain." This edition contains a new foreword by the distinguished World War I historian Jay Winter.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. FOREWORD
  2. pp. v-xxiv
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. xxv-xxvii
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  1. WALTER LIMMER
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. DENNO ZIEGLER
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. WILLI BOHNE
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. MARTIN DRESCHER
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. FRIEDRICH (FIDDS) SOHNREY
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. ALFRED BUCHALSKI
  2. pp. 13-42
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  1. RUDOLF FISCHER
  2. pp. 14-15
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  1. RUDOLF MOLDENHAUER
  2. pp. 16-45
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  1. FRANZ BLUMENFELD
  2. pp. 17-22
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  1. EMIL ALEFELD
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. WERNER LIEBERT
  2. pp. 25-54
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  1. KURT SCHLENNER
  2. pp. 26-28
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  1. KARL ALDAG
  2. pp. 29-38
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  1. KARL JOSENHANS
  2. pp. 39-43
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  1. AUGUST HOPP
  2. pp. 44-59
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  1. ALBIN MULLER
  2. pp. 60-89
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  1. LOTHAR DIETZ
  2. pp. 60-64
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  1. WILHELM WOLTER
  2. pp. 65-94
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  1. ERNST HIEBER
  2. pp. 66-95
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  1. PAUL ROHWEDER
  2. pp. 67-68
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  1. WALTER ROY
  2. pp. 69-71
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  1. ALFONS ANKENBRAND
  2. pp. 72-74
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  1. JOHANNES IWER
  2. pp. 75-76
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  1. ROBERT OTTO MARCUS
  2. pp. 77-80
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  1. WALTER HORWITZ
  2. pp. 81-82
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  1. FRITZ PHILIPPS
  2. pp. 83-85
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  1. LUDWIG FRANZ MEYER
  2. pp. 86-87
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  1. LUDWIG FINKE
  2. pp. 88-99
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  1. ERNST GÜNTER SCHALLERT
  2. pp. 100-103
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  1. HERBERT WEISSER
  2. pp. 104-113
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  1. ARTHUR, COUNT VON DER GROEBEN
  2. pp. 114-118
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  1. FRITZ MEESE
  2. pp. 119-122
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  1. FRITZ FRANKE
  2. pp. 123-125
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  1. GEORG STILLER
  2. pp. 126-127
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  1. ADOLF WITTE
  2. pp. 128-134
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  1. WALTER LANGE
  2. pp. 135-136
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  1. ULRICH TIMM
  2. pp. 137-140
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  1. HANS MARTENS
  2. pp. 141-146
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  1. ARTHUR MEESS
  2. pp. 147-148
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  1. KURT PETERSON
  2. pp. 149-153
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  1. PETER FRENZEL
  2. pp. 154-183
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  1. EDUARD BRUHN
  2. pp. 155-184
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  1. GOTTHOLD VON ROHDEN
  2. pp. 156-163
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  1. ALFRED E. VAETH
  2. pp. 164-174
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  1. WALTER BORM
  2. pp. 175-204
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  1. HERBERT ]AHN
  2. pp. 176-178
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  1. OSKAR MEYER
  2. pp. 179-183
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  1. EDUARD SCHMIEDER
  2. pp. 184-185
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  1. WALTER AMBROSELLI
  2. pp. 186-191
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  1. CHRISTIAN BRAUTLECHT
  2. pp. 192-194
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  1. HEINZ POHLMANN
  2. pp. 195-196
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  1. JOHANNES HAAS
  2. pp. 197-207
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  1. RICHARD SCHMIEDER
  2. pp. 208-209
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  1. MARTIN MOLLER
  2. pp. 210-220
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  1. EDUARD OFFENBACHER
  2. pp. 221-230
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  1. OTTO ERNST FRANKE
  2. pp. 231-233
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  1. MAX BASSLER
  2. pp. 234-236
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  1. MAX GÖRLER
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. OTTO HEINEBACH
  2. pp. 239-243
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  1. HANS STEGEMANN
  2. pp. 244-258
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  1. ADOLF BECK
  2. pp. 259-264
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  1. OSKAR GREULICH
  2. pp. 265-267
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  1. HEINRICH MOLLER
  2. pp. 268-297
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  1. KURT ROHRBACH
  2. pp. 269-274
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  1. ANTON STEIGER
  2. pp. 275-277
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  1. HUGO MULLER
  2. pp. 278-281
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  1. ADOLF STORMER
  2. pp. 282-285
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  1. FRIEDRICH OEHME
  2. pp. 286-292
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  1. HELMUT STRASSMANN
  2. pp. 293-297
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  1. JOHANNES NOGIELSKY
  2. pp. 298-327
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  1. HERO HELLWICH
  2. pp. 299-300
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  1. WILLY HOLSCHER
  2. pp. 301-303
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  1. HANS SPATZL
  2. pp. 304-305
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  1. WALTER SCHMIDT
  2. pp. 306-316
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  1. HANS OLUF ESSER
  2. pp. 317-319
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  1. FRIEDRICH GEORG STEINBRECHER
  2. pp. 320-325
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  1. RUDOLF KRUGER
  2. pp. 326-327
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  1. KARL SCHENKEL
  2. pp. 328-329
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  1. WILLI BOHLE
  2. pp. 330-331
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  1. FRANZ VON DRATHEN
  2. pp. 332-340
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  1. KURT BERGTER
  2. pp. 341-370
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  1. EUGEN ROCKER
  2. pp. 342-345
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  1. MARTIN HIEBER
  2. pp. 346-348
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  1. ERWIN SELLO
  2. pp. 349-350
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  1. LUDWIG ELSNER
  2. pp. 351-357
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  1. HANS FINK
  2. pp. 358-387
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  1. GERHARD GÜRTLER
  2. pp. 359-364
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  1. HELMUT ZSCHUPPE
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  1. JOHANNES PHILIPPSEN
  2. pp. 369-370
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  1. EDMUND KNOELLINGER
  2. pp. 371-400
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  1. KARL GORZEL
  2. pp. 372-374
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  1. HERMANN LABUDE
  2. pp. 375-376
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