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1944 Oct. 15

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning lack of mail and winter weather causing delays in air mail, so V-mail is recommended. A lot of mail is not getting through to people at home. Blurry V-mail facsimile half typewritten half handwritten. Hearing rumba songs on the radio reminds him of good time with Edith at the Copa. Day has been fairly dull. Partly typed and partly handwritten V-mail facsimile is somewhat blurry.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 2

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and decision to use V-mail, which is currently faster, but does not want Edith to use it. Also concerns cable sent, BBC radio's mention of his division, why Churchill said the war would last another two years, how he sepnt his day.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 3

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received and contents of package of food also received, including a piece of a wedding cake. Comments on photographs of her. Describes typical breakfast, which he missed today, and how they shave in the office. Also concerns girls visiting from the American Red Cross, one of whom described her work, and the attractiveness of American women in general; speculation on what will happen in... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 1

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and delays in airmail delivery due to bad flying conditions. Suggests that Edith buy a V-mail magnifying glass. Requests more shaving lotion in next package. Describes dessert eaten with landlady and her guests, visiting for a religious holiday. One guest was the wife of a soldier currently imprisoned in Germany. Recounts towns visited and an ancient fortress. Closes with a po... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 16

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Received a service ribbon in the mail; quotes news of Army decorations for valor and comments on recent elections. Describes state of town they are in, left in damaged and unclean condition by the Germans, who seemed to have left in a hurry, and how the American army uses the facilities there. They are in rural France, with barns, farm animals loose, and roads of mud, and it feels desolate. They are p... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 21

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning lack of mail and its impact on morale, and requests for items to be included in next package. Quotes a news story about the American army's moves against the German army and describes activities of his day, including sending Christmas cards, reading Lin Yutang's book "Between Tears and Laughter," and plans to apply to the Army's Contract Termination and Surplus Property Disposal Program. D... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received (or not) and delivery times. Describes sleep (on a wooden floor), beautiful weather, exploring the town they are in, news of others in the military. Remarks on news in Edith's letters, reminds her to order some gifts for family members ahead of time and urges her to pursue a job or volunteer work. Closes on very affectionate note.

Carl Henry Papers