Uniformed soldiers in a debris-ridden battlefield


Title
Uniformed soldiers in a debris-ridden battlefield
Description
Gelatin photograph of uniformed soldiers walking around in a debris ridden battlefield. In the foreground you can see a large mud puddle with a dead horse lying partially in it. Also in the foreground is a man who is either wounded or dead. There is writing on the front and back in German. The caption on the back reads, "Einiges Tagen nach den Offensiven Noyon-Campiegne." English translation: "Some days after the Noyon-Campiegne offensives." This photograph was among fourteen gelatin photographs and four printed postcards that belonged to Emil Görling. Görling, a German solider during World War I, was a member of the Aufraumungs-Arbeit (literally translated as the “clean-up” crew) in the 3rd Landwehr Division of the Imperial German Army. Görling’s division participated in the 1918 German Spring Offensive in France. The recipient of the postcards was Ewald Görling who lived in Hamburg, Germany. Date approximated.
Date
1918
Original Format
photographs
Extent
13cm x 8cm
Local Identifier
1200-b1-fa-i12
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Martha Elmore Oct 18 2017

Emil Görling, a German solider during World War I, was a member of the Aufraumungs-Arbeit (literally translated as the “clean-up” crew) in the 3rd Landwehr Division of the Imperial German Army. Görling’s division participated in the 1918 German Spring Offensive in France. The image here was among 14 gelatin photographs and 4 printed postcards that belonged to him. The material in the collection shows both the horror of war and the pastimes of soldiers everywhere.

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