The Kriegspressequartier (= war press quarters) was the main institution coordinating military propaganda of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy during World War I. Originally confined to civilian war correspondents, over the course of the war the organisation expanded into an enormous apparatus that included specialized departments for art, movie and theatre, as well as departments for domestic and international propaganda. From the very beginning, enlisted writers, some of whom were extremely well-known, were of crucial importance for the KPQ. Along with patriotic poets, there was also a significant number of critical authors, from pacifists to revolutionists, amongst those recruited. Writers were suitable for propaganda activities not only due to their literary skills, but also because they typically enjoyed a reputation of high morals and integrity amongst large parts of the population, a circumstance that proved highly beneficial to the KPQ. They held both lower-level positions, e.g. as censors, as well as managerial functions and were also sent on diplomatic missions. The aim of the present diploma thesis is to overview the role of Austrian writers in the KPQ. Due to the similar work pattern of its employees, and in order to provide a complete portrayal of writers on military duty between 1914 and 1918, the thesis is supplemented by a chapter on the ?Literarische Gruppe? (= literary group), which was integrated in the Kriegsarchiv (= war archive). In this department, which operated independently from the KPQ, the military command brought together authors like Stefan Zweig, Franz Theodor Csokor and Alfred Polgar to propagate the capability of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and document its military deeds of glory for future generations. One subchapter deals with the monthly publication Donauland, a propaganda journal issued by order of the Kriegsarchiv that contained articles written not only by authors on official duty, but also by numerous civilian contributors.