Legitimationsblatt/ Austrian Identification Sheet WW1

After my parents divorced in 1948, I went to live with my grandparents in Carnerigasse 35 in Graz, Austria. Almost every day grandpa would tell me stories about his time on the Eastern Front during WW1.
They featured Cossacks mounted on horseback skewering Austrian soldiers with long pointy iron lances.
During an attack in Galicia he was shot in the head but survived. Sometimes I was allowed to poke my little finger in the bullet hole inside his head.

Otmar Thormann
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