Not all men won a medal or raided a trench. For many there are no Iron Crosses or Commendations to allow us to trace their service.
Sometimes all that remains of a military career are a few letters or a diary.
In this section we will show what the soldiers penned themselves.
The first text is a short biographical note wriiten by Adolf Büschenfeld (thanks to Tony Neal).
A most beautiful death.... the last letters of Hermann Koopmann, written from Flanders