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Pages 1-15 | Pages 16-34 | Pages 35-49 | Pages 50-64 | Pages 65-79 | Pages 80-94 || Pages 95-109 |
Pages 110-124 | Pages 125-139 | Pages 140-146

Merkbuch

Introduction
Whats New?

Odds & Ends,
The Prisoners of Villingen

A collection of World War I memorabilia of Capt. James Burke Cousart, my grandfather, (1888 - 195?).  Upon his death, my father, Eugene M. Cousart Sr. kept it safe in a lock box for many years.

My father died in 1981 and the material remained locked up for more than a decade. Worried about deterioration, I expressed interest in preserving it. My thought was to electronically copy and organize it so family members, and others, could know about a P.O.W.'s experience in the Great War.

 

I came into possession of this material in June of 1997, it arrived in a old plastic bread bag in very fragile condition. Sorting through the jumble of material I began scanning everything immediately - reading, research and understanding it all will take longer. It is my wish that interested parties can easily access, understand, and appreciate the ordeal my grandfather and the other prisoners suffered at the hands of Kaiser Wilhem's German Empire.

Eugene M, Cousart Jr.
August 2001


NEW ITEM....
Read the Merkbuch!

Merkbuch = Notebook

23 pages - Part diary, part extended letter to his wife, describing German prison camp life in August 1918 it then stops...
...and then picks up again March 1919 in France.

Much, much more to come!!!

Take me directly
to page #9
to see Capt. Cousart's
account



Odds & Ends
is a 146 page journal collected by Capt. J.B. Cousart, during his stay at the Villingen, Germany prisoner of war camp in 1918.

My grandfather named his journal
Odds & Ends,
I added the subtitle
The Prisoners of Villingen


It is no secret...
here is Grandmom's Cake recipe!

More
About
Captian Cousart's
Military Career

Note: Files may take awhile to load, I went for quality so you can really read the pages.

    Comments, etc - email me:
Gene Cousart
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Journal Thumbnails
Pages 1-15 | Pages 16-34 | Pages 35-49 | Pages 50-64 | Pages 65-79 | Pages 80-94 || Pages 95-109 |
Pages 110-124 | Pages 125-139 | Pages 140-146

Merkbuch

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