Karl Hermann Niggloh was born in 1926 in Westfahlen, Germany.
Enlisted in 1944 in the Wehrmacht he was sent for training with Artillerie-Ersatz-Abteilung 31
It sees they were mobilised in early 1945 and sent to the front. In January, a telegram arrived to his house telling him to return to the unit immediately.
In the rear pouch of the Soldbuch are various pocket litter including a photograph, a permit to enter the driving area of a unit.
The most interesting thing about this small grouping is the two letters that came with it:
It surfaced in the United Kingdom.
”Impressions of NAZI Germany, East of the Rhine – Peter Graham
I have just returned from the airborne assault east of the Rhine. My first impression after things had calmed down was that topographically german east of the Rhine is very much like the English country side. -….. Germany the Nation of War…… Page 2, after landing and unloading a jeep and tractor we had to clean a few houses! One or two Snipers were firing and sporadic mortar and 88mm firs was coming over but there was no organised opposition. In one of the houses a member of the Volkssturm (German Home Guard) fired one or two rounds and gave himself up! ”
A very interesting little group of items, not often seen are souvenirs from the British forces! Likely with a little more research it woudl reveal a great deal more!