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1944 Aug. 20

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail, his living, sleeping, and working conditions in France, farmers' daily routine, and food that he wants. Comments on the war dragging on. Had tooth filling fixed under an apple tree by a "Bronx Jewish dentist." Made a deal with a French family who will supply them with fresh food.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 10

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Describes the mail situation and writing letters by candlelight. Remarks on news of U.S. Army African Headquarters moving to Italy and asks about Lud; on the OPA matter; and on various things Edith said in her letters. Describes visiting English homes and caution when offered their rations. Inquires about the situation at the Copacabana. Suggests she find some pleasant work to keep her occupied.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 2

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

Atlantic Ocean - Writing at 3 A.M. during duty officer shift describing "superb" meals and a movie shown in the officers' lounge called "Standing Room Only." Also concerns laundry, letters, and request that Edith write with details of his letters' contents so that he knows what she received. Missing her and wishing they were together on his voyage.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Received and reacts to pictures of Edith. Also remarks on arrival of packages, meals of K rations and food acquired elsewhere, the New Year, and whether or not services will be held. Shares some encouraging news about the war.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning a letter to his parents and some thoughts on their habits and ways of being, as well as Edith's mother. Bought food in nearby towns; can converse in French fairly well. Has learned from locals about how they fared during the occupation; French farmers were able to hide much of their product from the Germans. Americans are being welcomed. Discusses food bought and meals eaten and family news... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 14

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received, especially Edith's tender letters, and recommends she stop sending him packages. Also discusses money, his pay, and what he is sending to her. Recounts cities he visited while stationed in England. Comments on his own family's attitude toward her; he will write them. Describes the food situation and a chicken sold to them by a farmer's wife, who was appalled by the soldiers' ... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 21

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Comments on Copa pictures, sentiments expressed by Edith in a recent card, and making good use of sunny weather. Requests a new toiletry bag and canvas water bucket but no longer needs a Coleman stove. Also concerns rumors that his unit may soon move into buildings, steak dinner with Captain Blackman--who asked after Edith and her brother Jack--and Chaplain Younce, and other recent meals. Does not nee... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 25

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning lack of mail received, rain, duty as officer of the guard every two weeks, what they are eating including Spam and cheese sandwiches, and what the inside of the work tent is like. Describes visits to French towns and mentions the promise of Yom Kippur services.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 1

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Remarks on constant moving, letters from his parents, and mail. Also concerning laundry services in exchange for soap, food, beauty of French farmland and countryside. Describes sunset, dusk, and joyful celebrations of the liberated French. Decided to stop buying Army bonds as the bookkeeping they require is onerous. Closes with a love poem.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 30

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Describes his visit to town and walking from house to house buying eggs and bread, learning how the French hid household belongings from the Germans. Many houses have maps and atlases that they consult frequently. They were asked about news on the radio that American forces had infiltrated Germany through Switzerland, which was "astounding to us," and which Carl hopes is true. Also remarks on laundry ... more

Carl Henry Papers