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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

1919 Mar.

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Hotel Petrograd exterior

Nice (France) - Front of the Hotel Petrograd.

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

1918 Nov. 16

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint received Rhea's letters from late October, and has heard that those divisions sent over first will be first to return, so he is hopeful. He's put on weight since he left home, and he now weighs 140 lbs. He's living with two other men in a culvert under a road, one end of which they've blocked off with dirt and the other they have a canvas tarp over. He heard good news from home, that Frank retur... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Aug. 4

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint attended his first Catholic church service at the request of his commanding officer because the local church invited the officers to attend. The French was very beautiful, although he could only understand a little of it. They had a Protestant service after the Catholic one, and some of the officers will be leaving for home in order to organize new regiments. He insists that he's not going to ru... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Nov. 19

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint is writing from his new home of a few days, a railway station abandoned by the Germans. He's not sure what paper he's writing on but he thinks it has something to do with the 8th War Loan. American, French, and Belgian flags are hung from all the buildings and everyone seems happy. He reflects on the course of their romance and promises to send her photos as soon as he is able. The reverse side ... 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