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1945 Oct. 25

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Food poisoning. Playing rough games of football.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Sept. 16

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Overseeing and writing for The Bavarian, weekly newspaper of the Military Government, working as a Special Services Officer. Writing seems impossible with how bus he has been; setting up sports teams; library and lounge.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Aug. 14

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Thinks it too early to worry about Christmas presents, since mail will begin moving faster now the war in Europe is done. Trip to Berchtesgarten with a group of soldiers.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Aug. 11

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Would like 120 film for Christmas. Toured Berchtesgarten with 50 soldiers.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Nov. 16

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Promotion in the works. Is selecting men to go to Third Army Basketball Officiating School. Letter written on a letter from Ernest Binns complaining that Joe had written so seldom he thought he must be injured.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 July 30

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Langland family

Augsburg (Germany) - Is now assigned to Military Government work, "my biggest mission is the welfare, the happiness, and the useful education and occupation of the leisure time of the enlisted men. So I am doing everything from opening beer bars, sponsoring dances, umpiring and scheduling all sorts of athletic events, arranging travel tours of southern Bavaria..." Account of his activities ... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Dec.

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Wonders what Judy things of Iowa now. Has become official historian for Bavaria, temporarily assigned to write official reports on military government policies.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Nov.

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Sending a request from a German woman to get into the house to retrieve potatoes: "It is so choice I have saved it for the record. I let her get into the house once to secure some things, and then on it was a flat 'no.' If the Germans have one characteristic it is this, give them and inch and they'll take a mile. That is the way they individually act!"

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Aug. 17

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Langland family

Augsburg (Germany) - Wonders if Mike has been able to return to the states since air power is no longer needed in the Pacific. Sends another poem on Harold, "sort of a singing ballad which is meant to be as glad and happy as we always were" (not included).

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Dec. 29

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - GI gripes about the army. GI Bill of Rights enables Joe to attend a year of college and has been considering doing so. First Military Government in Bavaria has divorced from the Third Army.

Joseph Langland Papers