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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. 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. 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. 19

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Robert and Ethel Levy

France - Concerning mail speed and policy, censorship, places visited in England and how the towns and their residents appeared, the hospitality of the English and the French, liberated France, and the food situation. Responds to updates about nephew Bobbie and mentions of Edith, and explains why he cannot describe hardships in his letters.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 17

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and packages received, including letters from sister-in-law Ethel, weather, bathing in a creek, food. Beautiful countryside reminds him of Corot's paintings.

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. 24

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning visit to a nearby town with others including Lt. Dieckmann and severe shortages of stock in stores, and what he bought for Edith. Describes what he ate and food rationing for civilians, interactions with some French people, how French women look, and the "paralysis" of the French economy.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 25

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received, including letters, both recent and long delayed, and a package; describes contents of package. Went to the town again with the troops and describes French countryside and how he imagined Edith with him, looking at both the beauty and the destruction (intersperses description with account of songs being played on an accordion and sung as he writes). Recounts visit to ... more

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