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1946 Feb. 28

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Langland family

Munich (Germany) - Has loaded his duffel bag and is preparing to leave Munich.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 13

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold Langland

Germany - Mother's Day, and American holiday. Visit to Bad Berks resort, saw three American nurses while GIs are not allowed to speak to women; boys with a radio started dancing.

Joseph Langland Papers

1946 Feb. 25

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Langland family

Munich (Germany) - Back in Munich. Greeted by two dozens letters on his return. Asks them to remember planting evergreens for Harold.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Nov. 4

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Thoughts on Harold's birthday following his death. Played and won their fifth football game. Listened to Navy-Notre Dame football game on radio.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Dec. 6

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Sends Christmas cards (one printed in orange, the other in blue) he had printed, but will soon have "a real present": his memorial brochure for Harold, which is printed on the best paper he could secure and illustrated with a sketch by a local GI based on a photograph.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 July 8

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Langland family

Bad Homberg (Germany) - Reaction to news that Harold had been killed in action. Informed that his company is to be broken up; Margaret Binns has died. Had planned to fly to Paris to see Mike, but was unable due to Mike's change of address. Remembers Harold only as a kid brother, not a grown man: "And to think that he went into combat as a reinforcement, among strangers, and did so far from home in such a stra... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 July 8

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Langland family

Bad Homberg (Germany) - Reaction to news that Harold had been killed in action. Informed that his company is to be broken up; Margaret Binns has died. Had planned to fly to Paris to see Mike, but was unable due to Mike's change of address. Remembers Harold only as a kid brother, not a grown man: "And to think that he went into combat as a reinforcement, among strangers, and did so far from home in such a stra... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Sept. 28

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Glad to learn that Mike is safely home.; "I know that coming back with Harold gone will be very hard for Mike, and that Mike's return will only serve to sharpen Harold's absence, but that must be now." Is very fit now; playing football on the regimental team with fellows from Ohio State, North Carolina, Syracuse, etc., and is getting black and blue. The Bavarian has made a ... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 26

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold Langland

Weimar (Germany) - Things that grip at his soul: President Hutchins at Univ. of Chicago asking for Germans to be treated legally: "Let us remember that vengeance is the Lord's. That, on top of the fact that last night, after Himmler had committed suicide, some prominent British authorities sat up till three n the morning arguing whether he ought to be given a Christian burial. The fantast... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 8

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold Langland

Germany - VE Day: "it doesn't mean any great emotional satisfaction or triumph.. rather a sort of bitter satisfaction to go through the streets in the center of Germany on this day and just look at the German people and have them know you are there and that you (you being any allied soldier, including the lowliest private) that you are their Lord and Master of this year and hour.... more

Joseph Langland Papers