i missed a really cool wwi austrian diary, letters home, from pow camp, and photos, from an austrian guy who was shipped way over on the farthest side of russia. he was sent home, in like 1920 or 21, on a huge ocean liner, and the diary gave photos and detailed daily entries of his war experience, pow camp life, and coming home, even had a couple of photos of the ship,........but, someone out bid me, so i didnt get it..........
but, that's how some of them got home, he wasnt alone. i guess it would depend on where they were, when released.
another thought for ya,..........about those wild check's,.............they were part of the austro-hungarian empire, just like poland, during wwi. there were a couple of check legions, that fought, but they came out of chicago, all vonenteers. cz's, from cz land,..........would have been austro hungarian citizens, so they could have been the ones riding the rails.
I am interested in buying / trading for photo albums, photo groupings, diaries, feldpost groupings,etc, from any country in the world, any army/navy, etc, mostly 20th century!!