WWI Eastern Front Foto- Nachlass eines Soldaten
Private and military archive fotos of a German officer during WWI. A lot of them unpublished yet. The photographer: Erwin Biesenbach
Update May 2009:
I' ve rearranged the photos more in chronicle order - Prussia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, and Finland. 1914-1918.

The originals are part of this archive now:

The Western Front is the icon of the First World War though one of the fiercest battles with 100 000s of casualities happened in Eastern Europe.

Here is some information from Cambridge Catalogue, a review about one of the few books on the Eastern Front: 'War Land on the Eastern Front' is a study of a hidden legacy of World War I: the experience of German soldiers on the Eastern front and the long-term effects of their encounter with Eastern Europe. It presents an ‘anatomy of an occupation’, charting the ambitions and realities of the new German military state there. Using hitherto neglected sources from both occupiers and occupied, official documents, propaganda, memoirs, and novels, it reveals how German views of the East changed during total war. New categories for viewing the East took root along with the idea of a German cultural mission in these supposed wastelands. After Germany’s defeat, the Eastern front’s ‘lessons’ were taken up by the Nazis, radicalized, and enacted when German armies returned to the East in World War II. Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius’s persuasive and compelling study fills a yawning gap in the literature of the Great War.

Part 2 / Teil 2

Jahrzehnte waren viele dieser Fotos unveröffentlicht. Sie stammen von der "Vergessenen Front" (Ostfront) des 1. Weltkrieges. Einige sind aus dem Militärarchiv, aber nachträglich lassen sich private von offiziellen nur schwer unterscheiden.
Heute liegen die Orte in Polen, Litauen, Lettland, Estland, Finnland und Russland
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