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Karl Luert papers


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Title: Karl Luert papers, 1910-1918Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1914-1918

ID: 1/7/MSS 224

Primary Creator: Luert, Karl

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Germany - Armed forces, Hermann, Otto., Luert, Auguste., Luert, Karl., World War, 1914-1918

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Hermann, Otto. - Correspondence, Luert, Auguste. - Correspondence, Luert, Karl. - Correspondence, Postcards

Languages: German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes approximately 125 postcards from Karl Luert , all written in German, dating from September 1914 -- September 1918, with one card from December 1910.  Each postcard has a picture on the front, and most of the pictures are in color.  Many of the postcards are from Poland and have front pictures of destruction caused by the German army. Others depict scenes of a soldier and his wife or a wife waiting at home for her soldier as well as combat scenes.  A majority of the cards also have a poem included with the picture.  In the collection, there are also cards to Otto Hermann, along with cards from his wife, Auguste Luert's cousin.

Biographical Note

Karl Luert was born in the city of Spanbeck in Lower Saxony near Gottingen and was in the Oldenburger Cavalry Soldier's Regiment 19, Cavalry Division 9, and Cavalry Battalion 1.  The Oldenburger Cavalry was made up in part by the members of a horseracing club, the Altlander Rennverein Quackenbruck, which was founded in 1902 and is still in existence today.  The members of the club had to take a break from racing to fight in the cavalry during both world wars. 

During the beginning of the war, he wrote many postcards to his girlfriend Auguste Dettmar, who also lived in Spanbeck.  In December 1916, Karl began writing to Auguste Luert, indicating that Auguste became Karl's wife around that time.

During the war, Karl Luert spent much of his time in cities around Germany and was also in Poland for a time.

Subject/Index Terms

Germany - Armed forces
Hermann, Otto.
Luert, Auguste.
Luert, Karl.
World War, 1914-1918

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Purchased.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Karl Luert papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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