Göttingen: [Louis Hofer], 1915. First Edition. Quarto (26.5cm); self-wrappers, loose as issued; 8pp.; illus., text in double column. Previous horizontal fold, wear from handling, uniformly toned, upper wrapper a bit dampstained at bottom left-hand corner; still, about Very Good and sound.
First issue of this World War I British POW newspaper, started a little less than a year into the war. With an introduction by Colonel Bogen, Commander of the Camp, in which he mentions the request to publish a newspaper for English prisoners similar to those published in the camp in French and Flemish under the direction of "Professor Doctor Strange" (listed as "Verantwortlich" in imprint on p. 8). Articles include "War. Its Causes and Effects," by L.E. De Harte of the 48th Highlanders; "Ten Commandments for a young Solider" by W. Mills ("First, do as you're ordered..."); and Camp Notices for boxing and stenography lessons, a call for musical talent to report to the British Amusement Committee, and the poem "The Soldier's Tear," by P.O. Nicolson, also of the 48th Highlanders. A very partial, somewhat alphabetical list of British prisoners (from P. Able to T. Barrow) printed on p. 5.