Miscellaneous papers relating to Germany, compiled probably by Peter Liddle

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection GE 21
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      German English
  • Physical Description
      4 boxes (30 files); manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, press cuttings, and printed material (partly photocopy). Item 2: Brittle paper requiring care when handled.

Scope and Content

Item 1: Notes, statistics and chronologies, compiled by Harold Dixon, relating to British aeroplanes and airships and German Zeppelins (nd). Item 2: Album of German cigarette cards illustrating the course of the war (ca. 1920s). Item 3: 6 postcards, with letter relating to 'The Captain of Khenick' from the National Theatre (nd, 1971); 4 blank army field postcards (nd); 3 blank wound cards (nd); Field hospital Christmas concert programme (1916); War bond (nd). Item 4: Blank artillery record sheets (nd); Book of firing tables for a 15cm heavy field howitzer (1906); British translated extracts from a captured document relating to German message shells (October 1917); Extracts from a code book relating to artillery observation aircraft (nd). Item 5: Certificate relating to the award of the Iron Cross, 2nd Class, to Adolf Hartkopf (11 August 1918); Certificate relating to a commemorative decoration of Herbert Sulzbach for his service in the 1914-1918 war (22 February 1935). Item 6: German pictorial war news album, probably intended for neutral countries and the United States, picked up near Le Cateau in November 1918 (1915). Item 7: Photocopied press cutting relating to Alfred Keller from Le Fanatique de L'Aviation, No. 157 (December 1982). Item 8: German banknotes (nd); French and German coins (1853-1916); Miscellaneous early 20th century banknotes from Japan, Greece, Germany, Egypt, Holland, France, Russia, Belgium, Java (Dutch) and Mozambique (Portugese) [nd]. Item 9: Photocopied letters of German soldiers (nd). Item 10: Bible and War-Loan Savings book, found in a German dugout near St Quentin by C.G. Packwood (nd). Item 11: Photocopied army service papers relating to Herbert Sulzbach (nd). Item 12: Photocopy of soldier's paybook belonging to Albert Schneider (nd). Item 13: Photocopied army orders (16 September 1916); Photocopied American Consul report on conditions in Germany (March 1915). Item 14: Photocopied special communiqu 'Despatch for the Cameroon Protectorate', with English translation (4 August 1914). Item 15: Field service booklet of Antoni Skrzypczynski (nd). Item 16: 3 passes for French civilians (18 August 1915). Item 17: Photocopies of official orders to Austrian soldier T. Fraenkel-Herzberg, serving with the Central Powers in the First World War but with the Allies in the Second World War (9 November 1918, July 1942). Item 18: 6 portrait and family photographs of Kroly (Charles) Lzr (ca. 1916-1918). Item 19: Photograph (nd); 3 military pass books (1915-1918); Postcard (1917); German twenty mark banknote (nd). Item 20: 2 letters (26 September 1917, 11 October 1918); Postcard (nd). Item 21: 3 notices and posters, relating to weapons and gas masks, treatment of billets and security whilst using field telephones (June 1918, nd); Item 22: Belgian 2 franc token, redeemable one year after the cessation of hostilities (3 January 1915); Correspondence of Emil Sarichta, including 2 postcards (13 August 1915, 27 August 1915) and 3 letters (23 August-4 September 1915). Item 23: War exhibition catalogue (1916). Item 24: Pocket book of novels (ca. 1918). Item 25: Extract detailing infantry helmet identification, 1914-1918 (nd). Item 26: English translation of German manual The Signal Service (15 July 1917). Item 27: English translation of German manual Minenwerfer (trench mortars) (1 July 1917); English translation of German manual The Artillery Aeroplane and the Artillery Balloon (10 January 1918); English translation of extract from a German manual relating to Granatenwerfer (stick bomb-throwers) (1 February 1917). Item 28: Owner's Certificate of the volunteer Albert Brune (1918) and Travel Pass in the name of Musketeer Kainer (18-24 June 1918). Item 29: Wallet of W. Wloczek, possibly of Kattowitz, with 30 photographs and notebook listing towns, addresses and dates of letters sent home. Item 30: Personal Identity Card No. 264 of a Belgian Woman issued by German authorities, with photograph (6 June 1917). Item 31: German Army manual Wehrordnung vom 22 November 1888 (1904).

Administrative / Biographical History

The final compiler of this collection was probably Peter Liddle.


'German Miscellaneous' can be found under 'M' in the alphabetical sequence of the German Section. Box 1 contains Items 1&2; Box 2 contains Items 3 to 9; Box 3 contains Items 10 to 20; Box 4 contains Items 21 to 30.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Item 2 was placed in the Collection by Dr Hugh Cecil. Items 4 and 27 were placed in the Collection by H. O'Dell. Item 8: The German banknotes were placed in the Collection by Lieutenant Colonel Lundbery and the miscellaneous banknotes by C.T. Wright, C.A. Paul and C.S. Brown. Item 9 was placed in the Collection by N. Smith. Item 10 was placed in the Collection by Miss S.E. Ouston. Item 11 was placed in the Collection by H. Sulzbach. Item 14 was placed in the Collection by Mrs O. Baker. Item 18 was placed in the Collection by R. Kuben. Item 19: One of the military pass books was placed in the Collection by H.E. Bridger, the postcard by S. Weaver and the banknote by W. Turner. Item 22 was placed in the Collection by Mrs A.V. Castlemaine. Item 23 was placed in the Collection by Major S.G.R. Baker. Item 26 was placed in the Collection by H. Birnstingl. Items 28-30 were placed in the Collection by Paul Marsden of the Canadian National Archives. Item 31 was placed in the Collection by H.G. Muller in November 1999. For further information see under donors' names in German, General and Research Correspondence files.


In German and English.

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Related Material

Item 9: see Western Front Recollections: Smith N. Item 10: see GS 1215: Packwood, CG. Item 11: see Book Section for H Sulzbach's autobiography With the German Guns. Item 22: see GS 1108: Miscellaneous: B7: Broadwood, J. Item 26: see GS 0143: Birnstingl, C. Item 26: see also DF: General Aspects: Munitions: Item 6: Birnstingl, U.

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