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This is not pneumatic, but it was sent from Department 13 of the Kriegsministerium and is an interesting link to Pietsch, who seems to have been called up, given the rank of Military Intendant, and posted to the Military General Government at Lublin which is in South East Poland and had been captured from the Russians in 1915. It is cancelled 1/1 WIEN 25 dated 22/9/1917. Someone has added Rohstoffzentrale, ie Central Supply Stores.

The typed message informs the honoured recipient that under regulation 504/17 promulgated in the Kriegsministerium Gazette Nr 21 of 18/9/1917, item 217, persons who are no longer authorised to enter the Kriegsministerium building must also return their membership card for the Officers and Senior Staff Mess; he is enjoined to do so. A piece of brown paper is stuck to it on which Pietsch has indicated his reply; most of it is in shorthand and probably pointed. One suspects that neither he nor his membership card ever saw Vienna again.

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