April 25, 2012, 0.003 cubic feet, 18 items; Collection (1916-1918) includes 14 silver gelatin photographs and 4 printed postcards that belonged to Emil Görling, a German soldier in the 3rd Landwehr Division during World War I. The majority of the images document the 1918 German Spring Offensive in Northern France, specifically the Noyon campaign (April-August 1918). Included are images of the devastation in the area, the battlefields between the towns of Noyon and Lassigny in France, and the unit at work, at leisure and in retreat in the Lorraine area. Many of the photographs and postcards have comments written with pencil or ink in German. Purchased with funds from the Special Manuscript Fund from Between The Covers - Rare Books, Inc., of Gloucester City, NJ.
Purchased with funds from the Special Manuscript Fund from Between The Covers - Rare Books, Inc., Gloucester City, NJ.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Emil Görling Papers (#1200), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Processed by D. Zeltmann, September 2012