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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. 23

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail not received and mail sent. Also news of the fall of Paris, reactions to it, and what it might mean for Germany; describes German prisoners. Requests a few practical items, including a field stove unit, which may be hard to come by but her brothers may be able to help, Arthur with finding it and Jack with shipping, and flea powder.

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. 12

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning his duties as officer of the guard, news of Edith's brother-in-law Lud, family news, memories of their time in Florida, buying a present for Frances, drinking various alcoholic beverages (or not). A corner section of the paper is missing.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 8

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail (two letters received from Edith) and packages and despondent tone of letter he sent yesterday, and news of the death of Wendell Willkie and what its impact might be on politics and the impending presidential election. Describes beauty of France in autumn but also some trenches and remnants of World War I where they are camped. Asks after Edith's brother Jack. Expresses some optimism a... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 17

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Worst summer for weather in 80 years. Received two packages from Edith dated from August but no mail today. Quotes story from Stars and Stripes about United States Army on the move through France, German prisoners captured, many German soldiers dead. Comments on newspaper clipping about the Copacabana and sends regard to various family members. Attempts to explain why the point system will not affect ... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 10

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and package received and food eaten from the package, sending cables to Edith, wondering where she is at the moment. Describes the town, new living quarters, and the hospitable French people. Advises Edith to heed her mother's advice about her health and need for rest. Comments on what is behind United States' demand for Germany's unconditional surrender and other countries' stance. Be... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 19

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning delivery pattern of mail, cable and money order sent. Describes a USO show featuring Marlene Dietrich, Joey Faye (called Johnny Faye), Danny Kaye (called Manny Kay), and others, before 1,500 to 2,000 GIs. Introduced himself to some of the performers as Jack's brother-in-law. Shares news of promotions of fellow officers and compares them Ludwig's situation. Describes appreciatively contents ... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 10

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail, cables, and lack of V-mail forms. Following election news in the United States and what the election outcomes say about the American people and hopes for peace and the influence of labor. Believes the war will be over in the next two years. Notes that the activities of the Third Army are much in the news. Asks Edith if she wants to move to Kashmir with him ... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Dec. 21

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning lack of mail, putting Edith in touch with Cap's wife, present living conditions, newspapers he is reading (thought they are a couple of months behind), relationships of friends, news of family. Hopes they will read "The Prophet" together. Remarks vaguely on the less than pleasant war news and Hitler's tactics.

Carl Henry Papers