Dec. 4. Flowers from the front

Blumenstrauß aus dem Felde zu Weihnachten 1914 

For Christmas 1914, Ernst Hünnebeck sent a bouquet of flowers to his wife and children. He was deployed on the Balkan front in Montenegro, and perhaps he picked the flowers there himself. That the gift was treasured cannot be doubted as the the bouquet is still preserved, nearly a hundred years later.

Read the original post (in German) and see more pictures at on the Europeana 1914-1918 site:  http://europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/6629

Story and pictures contributed by Ekkehard Piclum, licensed as  CC BY-SA. 


This post is part of our 2014 Advent Calendar. New stories are added every day.

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