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Collection Abraham Landsman
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 454
Object Name Archive
Title Papers and photographs, 1945.
Date 1945
Event World War II
Description Letters, photographs, unit history, and German propaganda related to the World War II service of Landsman, a Madison, Wis. veteran who served as a clerk with the 1024th Engineer Treadway Bridge Company. There are two humorous letters written home while awaiting discharge from the service which express frustration at the wait and lack of activity for soldiers. The collection includes nine pieces of German propaganda leaflets: three discussing the benefits of Germany, two commenting on the politics of war, two encouraging surrender, and two reminding soldiers that their wives or girlfriends at home are probably seeing other men. The unit history details the movement of the unit through France and Germany and provides a roster. The photographs show scenes from Czechoslovakia, Germany, and France. Images include bridge building, tanks, bombed buildings, Camp Lucky Strike (France), pillboxes, and several group photographs.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers 0.1 linear ft. (3 folders)
Photographs 0.2 linear ft. (1 archives box)
Subjects Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Madison.
Soldiers -- New York.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Propaganda, German.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Humor.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Engineer Battalion, 1024th.
Photographs.
Propaganda.
Search Terms World War II