Philipp Fluhr World War I Diary Vertical File Manuscript | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
One military identification book, in German, three by five inches, detailing the military service of Christian Fluhr from 1891 to 1904.
One notebook, in German, three by five inches, covering the military service of Philipp Fluhr, 12th Company, 4th Reserve Infantry, from October, 1914, through August, 1916. Begins in Belgium, then France, and moves to the eastern front before the diary ends. Describes trench warfare in France. Includes copy of letter from Galicia, 1915, describing conditions on the eastern front. Interspersed with musings on religion, homesickness, his love for his fiancee, and his fears for his survival. Also includes two photographs, one of his fiancee's mother, and one of a soldier friend killed in May, 1916; and a drawing of a farmhouse, probably his own home in Kaiserslautern. A rough English translation covers both books.