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Name: Luert, Karl

Historical 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.


Karl Luert Collection

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