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1944 Sept. 1

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Note from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Note accompanying letters just answered and being returned to Edith for safekeeping and tenderly expressing affection.

Carl Henry Papers

1944

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Telegram from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Western Union Cablegram stamped "duplicate of telephoned telegram." Sending greetings and expressing delight that Edith is "safe and well."

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 22

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Was unable to write the previous day because they had received orders to pack up camp and move. Describes packing and traveling in the rain, attending a Jewish service, and the soft food they eat that he thinks is bad for his gums. Describes convoys they move in, with townspeople following and expressing their gratitute with gifts of food, and reminds Edith that he is not alowed to write to her about ... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 29

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Describes writing letters even when there is no mail delivery, new generator bringing electricity to the camp, and visiting French towns on the Normandy peninsula. Comments on war news, including the landings in the Balkans and Churchill's predictions about the continuation of the European campaign, and what one learns about human nature as part of a wartime army.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 29

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received and assurance that he writes as often as he can given the wartime conditions, and that his situation differs from that of her brother-in-law Lud. Moved again and had to make their own K ration supper. Reassures Edith that he isn't interested in anyone else but her. First page written on back of "Office of Special Service Officer News Summary." Several lines of the letter are c... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 17

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Describes working in rainy weather, mail received including long-awaited combat jacket. Remarks on distinguished service of Jewish members of the military. Also concerning contribution to Mac's campaign, popularity of Ernie Pyle, and an attempted prisoner exchange.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 5

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received, daily activities, recent move that was relatively short. Describes K rations, which they have to eat most of the time now. Asks for more information about a doctor Edith has been consulting. Comments on the progress of the war and how much is still uncertain.

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 Sept. 15

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Telegram from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Noting that he is "well and fit" and happy that she is safe. Sends New Year's (Rosh Hashanah) greetings "to all at home."

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 10

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received and need to catch up on correspondence, money order sent to Edith's mother, reassurances that he is safe, and possibility of Edith having a Rubin test performed. Looking forward to their life together.

Carl Henry Papers