Wow, this is a great thread! I will view the others as well. My Grandfather was drafted in early 1915 and had to report to Thorn. He served in the 11th Foot Artillery Regiment (1st West Prussian), and was discharged in 1919.
One day I hope to visit the Festung.
“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play (what is played doesn't matter as long as the people hear only one tune).” – Joseph Goebbels