Jakob Magard World War I Diary Vertical File Manuscript | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
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Scope and Contents: Two diary books, six by eight inches, in German, covering the entire First World War. Magard saw action on both the Western and Eastern fronts, in Belgium, France, Poland, Italy, and back to France for the last six months of the war. He provides detailed description of battles and movements, as well as daily life in the trenches and on the march in a variety of settings and conditions. A rough translation in English accompanies the diaries. Attached to the first book are handwritten verses of the Karpathen Jagerlied, or Hunter's Song, and a printed list of the battles described in the diaries.