Friedrich Strüne World War I letters, 1917-1918 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
The Friedrich Strüne Collection contains 37 letters written mostly to his family, with a few written specifically to his brother. The letters date from June 12, 1917 to January 24, 1918 and were written from the Stobs Prisoner of War Camp in Stobs near Hawick, Scotland.
Friedrich writes that he needs a new I.D. card and money, which was to be transferred through the Deutsche Bank. He says that he enjoys reading the newspaper, taking a course on agriculture, and going to the theater in the camp. In one letter, he reminds his family that they are only allowed to write about family matters in their letters because of censorship. He often asks his family about the fate of other soldiers he knew. The letters end suddenly on January 24, 1918, while he is still in the camp.