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Catalog Number 2003.31.55
Object Name Correspondence
Accession number 2003.31
Description "Document captures on a German Prisoner". Copy. Head office for the increase of the defence power of Germany. This document was found on a German prisoner and then copied:/

To: Herr Brune Schneidel. Hamburg. U.Z. No. 11
Since as the result of the war, the greatest part of the manhood of the country capable of bearing arms has been called to the colors, it is the duty of the male population in the interest of the Fatherland to take to themselves in a loving manner the young women who have been left behind, with the object of doubling or trebling the birth rate.
We believe that in you we have found the right man, and that you in this difficult time will fulfill this honorable and responsible duty in conscientious manner.
The duty which you have been intrusted with, is of a public nature and by refusal you will incur the statutes of war.
You must function as soon as possible.
You will be informed upon visiting this office as to the district allotted to you and the addresses of the women to be visited by you.
You may use this communication as a voucher.
(This was copied from the original, taken by the 3rd Army, B.E.F., copy sent by Lt. Col. Robert U. Patterson, U.S. Army, Commanding Base Hospital No. 5, in France, to his brother Major William Lay Patterson, U.S. Army.)
Date April 10, 1917
People McCormac, George
Subjects Correspondence
Prisoners of war
Military reconnaissance
World War I