France - A postcard of the "Demba et Dupont" monument erected in honor of the creators of French West Africa and the glory of the black army in World War I, and commemorating the life of colonial administrator Louis Faidherbe. The statue was later relocated outside the train station of Dakar, Senegal and embellished with further plaques in memory of other administrators.
France - Surprised to hear of Ed Costello and Mr. Lynch's death. Wonders about Peggy the dog: had a dream she jumped on his back. Hears people think that men left in France are those suffering from venereal disease, "But you can tell any person making such statements that there is not quite as many fools over here as they might think. Believe me I would love to hear some person ... more
France - Heard about heavy frosts and asks whether they destroyed the tobacco crop.
1918 Sept. 6
France - YMCA is doing fine work. Not much to say at the moment. Temptations are very great in the army: "One has got to keep his head straight at all times, but you can just bet that any of the boys that realize where they are, sure fight shy of those temptations which presents itself a great many times."
France - Well protected (by clothing) from the weather. Papers will be filled with good war news. Enjoys this branch of the service since they see more of the country. Has thought of the Maloneys and will write. Attended church in a building just built by the Knights of Columbus.
Chicago (Ill.) - Generals Pershing and D'Esperey walking by front line trenches.
Chicago (Ill.) - Line of German soldiers charging American positions.
Chicago (Ill.) - Night bombardment at the front.
Chicago (Ill.) - Salvation Army field station in the trenches, offering doughnuts and other refreshments.