3. Kriegstagebuch von Walter Naumann (Dezember 1916-April 1917), item 10

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word and you will understand all:

 ...  Everybody who was down there

has time for nothing else but war.

How things are going on down there

you have read from people who

know to describe something better

than I do. Words do not express

at all what that means Battle of 

the Sarne. It is what you may find

in hell. Day by day sitting in the

rain and dirt in a grand hole, nothing

warm to eat for days, nothing sec  French: dry 

on your body and covered with earth

from head to feet. That would be

nothing very hard if the most terrible

would still follow, the never ceasing

by day and night of the Truindfeuer
Well we are over it now. The Ba. of the

S. is finish and means a victory

of the Germans, for the insistence

of the enemy to break

through our lines has not succeeded,

although he has advanced

for about 10 km. That is the way

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the English think to gain back

France. If they continue that way

the capture a desert where there

is no tree left nothing will grow

for years, where there are no marks

left from towns or villages. Can you

imagine? I don't think for by imagination

you take care and think

this church or that beautiful

house shall not be destroyed.

War makes no exception it makes

no difference to him. Out of the

way say and sing the grenades,

and they crash every thing  in their way.

And to think that men with clear

mind do such things is still more

barbarous. He who is responsible

for all the misère  French: misery  should have no

pardons in punishment.

But enough of it, War is not

only barbarous but also pretty sometimes.

After our departure from S.

we went to repose to the Ardennes

There were people with whom you

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 Left page 

word and you will understand all:

 ...  Everybody who was down there

has time for nothing else but war.

How things are going on down there

you have read from people who

know to describe something better

than I do. Words do not express

at all what that means Battle of 

the Sarne. It is what you may find

in hell. Day by day sitting in the

rain and dirt in a grand hole, nothing

warm to eat for days, nothing sec  French: dry 

on your body and covered with earth

from head to feet. That would be

nothing very hard if the most terrible

would still follow, the never ceasing

by day and night of the Truindfeuer
Well we are over it now. The Ba. of the

S. is finish and means a victory

of the Germans, for the insistence

of the enemy to break

through our lines has not succeeded,

although he has advanced

for about 10 km. That is the way

 Right page 

the English think to gain back

France. If they continue that way

the capture a desert where there

is no tree left nothing will grow

for years, where there are no marks

left from towns or villages. Can you

imagine? I don't think for by imagination

you take care and think

this church or that beautiful

house shall not be destroyed.

War makes no exception it makes

no difference to him. Out of the

way say and sing the grenades,

and they crash every thing  in their way.

And to think that men with clear

mind do such things is still more

barbarous. He who is responsible

for all the misère  French: misery  should have no

pardons in punishment.

But enough of it, War is not

only barbarous but also pretty sometimes.

After our departure from S.

we went to repose to the Ardennes

There were people with whom you


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  • November 21, 2017 22:20:21 Thomas A. Lingner

     Left page 

    word and you will understand all:

     ...  Everybody who was down there

    has time for nothing else but war.

    How things are going on down there

    you have read from people who

    know to describe something better

    than I do. Words do not express

    at all what that means Battle of 

    the Sarne. It is what you may find

    in hell. Day by day sitting in the

    rain and dirt in a grand hole, nothing

    warm to eat for days, nothing sec  French: dry 

    on your body and covered with earth

    from head to feet. That would be

    nothing very hard if the most terrible

    would still follow, the never ceasing

    by day and night of the Truindfeuer
    Well we are over it now. The Ba. of the

    S. is finish and means a victory

    of the Germans, for the insistence

    of the enemy to break

    through our lines has not succeeded,

    although he has advanced

    for about 10 km. That is the way

     Right page 

    the English think to gain back

    France. If they continue that way

    the capture a desert where there

    is no tree left nothing will grow

    for years, where there are no marks

    left from towns or villages. Can you

    imagine? I don't think for by imagination

    you take care and think

    this church or that beautiful

    house shall not be destroyed.

    War makes no exception it makes

    no difference to him. Out of the

    way say and sing the grenades,

    and they crash every thing  in their way.

    And to think that men with clear

    mind do such things is still more

    barbarous. He who is responsible

    for all the misère  French: misery  should have no

    pardons in punishment.

    But enough of it, War is not

    only barbarous but also pretty sometimes.

    After our departure from S.

    we went to repose to the Ardennes

    There were people with whom you

  • October 23, 2017 15:49:01 Annick Rodriguez

    word and you will understand all:

     ...  Everybody who was down there

    has time for nothing else but war.

    How things are going on down there

    you have read from people who

    know to discribe something better

    than I do. Words do not express

    at all what that means Battle of 

    the Sarne It is  what you may find

    in hell. Day by day sitting in the

    rain and dirt in a grand hole nothing

    warm to eat for days , nothing see

    on your body and covered with earth

    from head to feet. That would be

    nothing very hard if the most terrible

    would still follow, the never ceasing

    by day and night of the Truindfeuer
    Well we are over it now. The Ba of the

    S. is finish and means a vic-

    tory of the Germans, for the in-

     ...  of the evening to break

    throug our lines has not suc-

    ceeded, all though he has advanced

    for about 15 km. That is the way

    [end page]

    [start page]

    the English think to gain back

    France. If they continue that way

    the capture a desert where there

    is no tree left nothing will grow

    for years, where there are no marks

    left from towns or villages. Can you

    imagine? I dont think for by ima-

    gination you take care and think

    this church or that beautifull

    house shall not be destroyed.

    War makes no exception it makes

    no difference to him. Out of the

    way say and sing the grearates

    and they crash eyery in their way

    And to think that men with clear

    mind do such things is still more

    barbarous. He who is responsible

    for all the misere should have no

    pardons in punishment.

    But enough of it, War is not

    only barbarous but also pretty some-

    times. After our departure from S.

    will we went to repose to the Ardennes

    There were people with whom you


  • October 23, 2017 15:47:19 Annick Rodriguez

    word and you will understand all:

     ...  Everybody who was down there

    has time for nothing else but war.

    How things are going on down there

    you have read from people who

    know to discribe something better

    than I do. Words do not express

    at all what that means Battle of 

    the Sarne It is  what you may find

    in hell. Day by day sitting in the

    rain and dirt in a grand hole nothing

    warm to eat for days , nothing see

    on your body and covered with earth

    from head to feet. That would be

    nothing very hard if the most terrible

    would still follow, the never ceasing

    by day and night of the Truindfeuer
    Well we are over it now. The Ba of the

    S. is finish and means a vic-

    tory of the Germans, for the in-

     ...  of the evening to break

    throug our lines has not suc-

    ceeded, all though he has advanced

    for about 15 km. That is the way

    [end page]

    [start page]

    the English think to gain back

    France. If they continue that way

    the capture a desert where there

    is no tree left nothing will grow

    for years, where there are no marks

    left from towns or villages. Can you

    imagine? I dont think for by ima-

    gination you take care and think

    this church or that beautifull

    house shall not be destroyed.

    War makes no exception it makes

    no difference to him. Out of the

    way say and sing the grearates

    and they crash eyery in their way

    And to think that men with clear

    mind do such things is still more

    barbarous. He who is responsible

    for all the misere should have no

    pardons in punishment.

    But enough


  • October 23, 2017 15:41:59 Annick Rodriguez

    word and you will understand all:

     ...  Everybody who was down there

    has time for nothing else but war.

    How things are going on down there

    you have read from people who

    know to discribe something better

    than I do. Words do not express

    at all what that means Battle of 

    the Sarne It is  what you may find

    in hell. Day by day sitting in the

    rain and dirt in a grand hole nothing

    warm to eat for days , nothing see

    on your body and covered with earth

    from head to feet. That would be

    nothing very hard if the most terrible

    would still follow, the never ceasing

    by day and night of the Truindfeuer
    Well we are over it now. The Ba of the

    S. is finish and means a vic-

    tory of the Germans, for the in-

     ...  of the evening to break

    throug our lines has not suc-

    ceeded, all though he has advanced

    for about 15 km. That is the way

    [end page]

    [start page]

    the English think to gain back

    France. If they continue that way

    the capture a desert where there

    is no tree left nothing will grow

    for years, where there are no marks

    left from towns or villages. Can you

    imagine? I dont think for by ima-

    gination you take care and think

    this church or that beautifull

    house shall not be destroyed.

    War makes no exception it makes

    no difference to him. Out of the

    way say and sing the 


  • October 23, 2017 15:39:07 Annick Rodriguez

    word and you will understand all:

     ...  Everybody who was down there

    has time for nothing else but war.

    How things are going on down there

    you have read from people who

    know to discribe something better

    than I do. Words do not express

    at all what that means Battle of 

    the Sarne It is  what you may find

    in hell. Day by day sitting in the

    rain and dirt in a grand hole nothing

    warm to eat for days , nothing see

    on your body and covered with earth

    from head to feet. That would be

    nothing very hard if the most terrible

    would still follow, the never ceasing

    by day and night of the Truindfeuer
    Well we are over it now. The Ba of the

    S. is finish and means a vic-

    tory of the Germans, for the in-

     ...  of the evening to break

    throug our lines has not suc-

    ceeded, all though he has advanced

    for about 15 km. That is the way

    [end page]

    [start page]



  • October 23, 2017 15:32:51 Annick Rodriguez

    word and you will understand all:

     ...  Everybody who was down there

    has time for nothing else but war.

    How things are going on down there

    you have read from people who

    know to discribe something better

    than I do. Words do not express

    at all what that means Battle of 

    the Sarne It is  what you may find

    in hell. Day by day sitting in the

    rain and dirt in a grand hole nothing

    warm to eat for days , nothing see

    on your body and covered with earth

    from head to feet. That would be

    nothing very hard if the most terrible

    would still follow, the never ceasing

    by day and night of the T


  • October 23, 2017 15:28:53 Annick Rodriguez

    word and you will understand all:

     ...  Everybody who was down there

    has time for nothing else but war.

    How things are going on down there

    you have read from people who

    know to discribe something better

    than I do. Words do not express

    at all what that means Battle of 

    the 


  • October 23, 2017 15:27:47 Annick Rodriguez

    word and you will understand all:

     ...  Everybody who was down there

    has time for nothing else but war.

    How things are going on down there

    you have read from people who


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