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1918 Oct. 4

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint misses Rhea and reassures her that she is first in his heart. Many things are uncertain now and unclear, but he plans to return her as soon as he is able. It's been almost a year since he arrived overseas, and one year has felt like five in terms of making him older and wiser. He applied for transfer to the regular Army Dental Corps from the Reserve Corps, but at this point he doesn't think it w... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 June 26

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint is writing from a field hospital operating room, where he has the night shift. There is a shortage of field surgeons so some of the dental surgeons have been called in to act as anaesthetists. The extra work leaves little time for food and rest, but at least one life has been saved by shortening the time it took to operate. He describes the wounded soldiers they have operated on, as well as the ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 July 30

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint received a letter from Llyod letting him know that he is in the base hospital with a wound to his arm. He'd tried looking for Lloyd at his own hospital, but when he couldn't find him he knew that Llyod's injury must not be serious since only the seriously wounded come to their hospital. He read an uncomfortable story in the paper titled "The Horror of Moonlight" by George Battillo which was a st... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

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

1918 Jan. 16

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint has arrived in France although he spent his first few days on shore with a terrible cold. The voyage was good and they stayed in port a few days unloading everything before taking a train to somewhere else. They had quite a party for the new year and he hopes many more years won't pass before he can see her again. They came at the worst time of year for sightseeing and it snowed nearly the whole... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Aug. 21 – 1918 Aug. 26

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint was thrilled to receive two more letters from Rhea and writes both about his love for her and her eccentricities, and his concerns about how serious their relationship has become. He believes that her parents would raise many objections to their marrying, if they did not outright forbid it. He has an old soldier friend who has been almost everywhere that he shares some of Rhea's letters and phot... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 July 22

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint writes about the favorable progress of the war and celebrations back home. He apologizes for not writing enough letters and explains that it's difficult when he doesn't have a permanent location. He saw a battlefield recently that had been occupied only a few days ago, and he gets mad when he reads about other couples getting married. He begs her not to get so upset with him that she stops writi... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Sept. 22

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint is in a city now and staying in a room in a hotel annex. He had "a real civilized bath" and feels like living again. The barracks are outside the city but Clint and his friend "Scotty," an Englishman, found rooms in town because they had a feeling there wouldn't be enough billets for everyone. They got dinner at the hotel late when most of the guests had left and sat around chatting with the wai... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Apr. 21

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Martha Brann

France - It has been a while since Clint received mail from home and he is starting to wonder why. He got out of the hospital last Wednesday and is feeling pretty good, and it was a good thing he went because he came very close to getting pneumonia. They are supposed to leave from Brest on the 28th and he heard from another dental surgeon friend of his that he and a number of other surgeons from the 2nd divisi... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 18

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Rhea's most recent letters are the brightest thing in Clint's life and he longs for their reunion. He writes about current restrictions on mail, what the soldiers are allowed to carry, the bath he was able to take with a captured German tub, amd the rules regarding Christmas packages. He apologizes for forgetting that her 25th birthday was on October 7th, remarking that she is three years younger tha... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers