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Diary (Germany)

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00901

Scope and Contents

Diary of an unidentified member of the U.S. Army, who spent 1943-1945 in Germany as an interpreter. He describes the trip from New York City to Europe, training in England, and finally his tour of duty in the Rhineland, passing through France and Belgium on the way.

German cities mentioned are Aachen, Duisburg, Muelheim and Essen. The author was accompanying a battalion of engineers and he describes their work on bridges, checking for sabotage like mines and booby traps. He also talks about meeting and questioning locals, and gives descriptions of the destruction and conditions he encounters.

Dates

  • 1943-1945

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.01 Linear Foot

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2009
Title
Guide to the Diary (Germany)
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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