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These humorous illustrations are of someone introduced as Gottlieb Schulze, a friendly, ordinary man. His first name means loves God, and Schulze is a common surname in Germany. He is a citizen soldier in the Landsturm, a third-class militia of non-professional fighters who were usually called to protect a territory. The Landsturm comprised educated young conscripts not yet in national service plus other men, who did not serve in the army due to age or bad health.

Nearly all men aged between 17 and 45 years old were automatically signed up to the Landsturm. Many were seriously injured or killed in service. Books such as these were made to encourage these men with positive stories about service, and to draw attention away from the risks. By doing this, many of the risks of war were downplayed and, as such, this is a haunting example of the belittlement of a soldier’s life. Ironically, sales from the book were given to Princess Sophie Charlotte’s relief fund for Landsturm soldiers, particularly for the ‘war-disabled’.

Transcript

From his quarters, proud and free from concern soon, in field-grey, he will return

  1. Transcript

    English

    From his quarters, proud and free from concern soon, in field-grey, he will return

    Danish

    From his quarters, proud and free from concern soon, in field-grey, he will return

    Dutch

    From his quarters, proud and free from concern soon, in field-grey, he will return

    French

    From his quarters, proud and free from concern soon, in field-grey, he will return

    German

    Von der Kammer, stolz, voll Glück kommt er feldgrau bald zurück

    Hebrew

    From his quarters, proud and free from concern soon, in field-grey, he will return

    Italian

    From his quarters, proud and free from concern soon, in field-grey, he will return

    Russian

    From his quarters, proud and free from concern soon, in field-grey, he will return

  2. Transcript

    English

    The picture book of the
    Prussian reservist

    Dedicated to the war-disabled Prussian
    reservist by Princess Sophie Charlotte
    and Prince Eitel Friedrich v. Preußen

    Distributed by Hermann Hilliger publishing house, Berlin W9 and Leipzig

    Danish

    The picture book of the
    Prussian reservist

    Dedicated to the war-disabled Prussian
    reservist by Princess Sophie Charlotte
    and Prince Eitel Friedrich v. Preußen

    Distributed by Hermann Hilliger publishing house, Berlin W9 and Leipzig

    Dutch

    The picture book of the
    Prussian reservist

    Dedicated to the war-disabled Prussian
    reservist by Princess Sophie Charlotte
    and Prince Eitel Friedrich v. Preußen

    Distributed by Hermann Hilliger publishing house, Berlin W9 and Leipzig

    French

    The picture book of the
    Prussian reservist

    Dedicated to the war-disabled Prussian
    reservist by Princess Sophie Charlotte
    and Prince Eitel Friedrich v. Preußen

    Distributed by Hermann Hilliger publishing house, Berlin W9 and Leipzig

    German

    Das Bilderbuch vom
    Landsturmmann

    Dem kriegsbeschädigten Landsturm-
    man gewidmet von Sophie Charlotte
    Prinzessin Eitel Friedrich v. Preußen


    Auslieferung durch Hermann Hilliger Verlag, Berlin W9 und Leipzig

    Hebrew

    The picture book of the
    Prussian reservist

    Dedicated to the war-disabled Prussian
    reservist by Princess Sophie Charlotte
    and Prince Eitel Friedrich v. Preußen

    Distributed by Hermann Hilliger publishing house, Berlin W9 and Leipzig

    Italian

    The picture book of the
    Prussian reservist

    Dedicated to the war-disabled Prussian
    reservist by Princess Sophie Charlotte
    and Prince Eitel Friedrich v. Preußen

    Distributed by Hermann Hilliger publishing house, Berlin W9 and Leipzig

    Russian

    The picture book of the
    Prussian reservist

    Dedicated to the war-disabled Prussian
    reservist by Princess Sophie Charlotte
    and Prince Eitel Friedrich v. Preußen

    Distributed by Hermann Hilliger publishing house, Berlin W9 and Leipzig

  3. Transcript

    English

    He will sleep and of faraway mothers dream at leisure

    Rise early and wash with pleasure.

    Danish

    He will sleep and of faraway mothers dream at leisure

    Rise early and wash with pleasure.

    Dutch

    He will sleep and of faraway mothers dream at leisure

    Rise early and wash with pleasure.

    French

    He will sleep and of faraway mothers dream at leisure

    Rise early and wash with pleasure.

    German

    Schläft und träumt von Muttern fern,

    Steht früh aus und wäscht sich gern.

    Hebrew

    He will sleep and of faraway mothers dream at leisure

    Rise early and wash with pleasure.

    Italian

    He will sleep and of faraway mothers dream at leisure

    Rise early and wash with pleasure.

    Russian

    He will sleep and of faraway mothers dream at leisure

    Rise early and wash with pleasure.

  4. Transcript

    English

    In the picture: Pearl barley today

    Oh, how delicious the soup tastes!

    Everything else on me is wasted

    Danish

    In the picture: Pearl barley today

    Oh, how delicious the soup tastes!

    Everything else on me is wasted

    Dutch

    In the picture: Pearl barley today

    Oh, how delicious the soup tastes!

    Everything else on me is wasted

    French

    In the picture: Pearl barley today

    Oh, how delicious the soup tastes!

    Everything else on me is wasted

    German


    Im Bild: Heute Graupen


    Oh, wie köstlich schmeckt die Suppe!


    Alles andre ist nun schnuppe

    Hebrew

    In the picture: Pearl barley today

    Oh, how delicious the soup tastes!

    Everything else on me is wasted

    Italian

    In the picture: Pearl barley today

    Oh, how delicious the soup tastes!

    Everything else on me is wasted

    Russian

    In the picture: Pearl barley today

    Oh, how delicious the soup tastes!

    Everything else on me is wasted