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1918 Aug. 19

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint has returned to regimental headquarters and has a wonderful billet in a garden by a little castle, which he describes. He watched nearby villages being bombed last night, and he hopes to get leave soon to visit Paris. He asks her what she wants him to send her, and suggests he might send "some dainty lingerie." He asked Captain Stone if that would be proper and he seemed to think so, but he's ma... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Jan. 27

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint writes that he isn't bothered by Rhea spending time with other men because he's confident in their love for each other and wouldn't be swayed by any rumors he heard. She shouldn't base any of her plans on what he will be doing, since his own situation is so uncertain. There was a lapse in his letter-writing because he visited Koblenz and ran into a nurse he knew from a previous hospital he had w... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 13

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Paris (France) - Clint has mailed Rhea three sets of gloves that he bought at the "Grand Magasin du Louvre" which he wished she could have seen. They met a French girl who spoke English who showed them around the city and told them she could mail them anything they wanted back to the United States. He writes about the sights they've seen in Paris and the entertainment that caters very much to American sensibilities. H... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 12

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint replies to Rhea's question by telling her that he is no longer engaged and she should soon receive some letters from him with more of his thoughts. The direction of their relationship will be discussed when he returns home, but he urges her not to feel obligated to wait for him, although he loves her and will not fall in love with anyone else in the meantime. When he spoke about her to Llyod, he... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 4

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint is staying in an "elephant iron house" now, which he describes as a corrugated metal structure with a roof of dirt and stones. It was built originally by the French, taken by the Germans, and now re-taken by the French and Americans. The landscape around them is the most desolate he's seen so far. He's back with his old friend that he mentioned before, who Clint had to fetch a cigarette for sinc... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Feb. 9

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint tells Rhea that her spirit is strong for staying positive when she does not get much mail, and he thinks her dream will come true although it may still take some time. Last Wednesday they moved from Bendorf to Ehrenbreitstein, an unpleasant old fortress dating back to Caesar's time. He describes the fortress, including how dirty it is, and his unhappiness with other divisions being allowed to le... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Jan. 30

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint has received bad news that the regular army, of which he is a part, will be the last to be sent home and some divisions will be remaining for quite a while. He's planning to go to a football game and then dinner with three other men and some of the nurses, his first social event in a while. He has requested leave but does not think it will be granted due to the ex... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Dec. 17

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint writes about receiving more letters from Rhea and how deeply he is in love with her. He writes about their travels through Germany, attitudes of the local inhabitants, and how they are allowed to take any buildings they want for billets and offices but still must pay if they want to purchase things at stores. He does not think Germany is as lovely as France or home, but he does like where he is ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Dec. 7 – 1918 Dec. 12

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Dockweiler (Germany) - Clint writes to Rhea about his travels through Germany over several days. He is now staying in Dockweiler, a small town about 60 miles west of Koblenz. He details their journey through France and Luxembourg to reach Germany and eventually the Rhine. The German towns they pass through are beautiful and untouched by the war, in comparison to the devastated towns he saw in France. The German people seem ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers