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preuussen-deutschlandNew aquisition received today; ‘Was hat Preußen für Deutschland geleistet‘ by Wolfgang Menzel, Stuttgart 1870.

In fairly good condition, cost around 20 Euro, I’m looking forward to reading it.

It might be interesting to see at what point in his varied political opinions this was written, conservative or liberal.


What prompted me to post however is the handwritten inscription in the front cover; it appears to be in Latin script although I can’t read the first line, but the second line clearly says: “Kreigsjahr 1918”.

Obviously the writer would have most likely known by this point that the war was lost, so given the subject matter of the book and the fact that it was written just before the unification of Germany I wonder what thoughts were going through the writers’s head?


I doubt they were happy ones.