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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

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 Sept. 7 – 1918 Sept. 8

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint is out in a camp in the woods now, and it has been raining hard for days. He couldn't finish his letter last night because he got talking with the other men. They have a French sergeant with them as an interpreter who served at Verdun for 21 months. His next opportunity for leave might not be for a while, so her Christmas gift might be late. He speculates on the favorable progress of the war and... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Sept. 15

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann and Lloyd to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint and Llyod have finally found each other and are now camped about 100 yards apart. Clint describes their unlikely meeting and how Llyod is recovering from the shrapnel wound in his elbow. Llyod met Clint's younger brother Frank, who is in the navy, when he was in Bordeaux. Boyd is still back in the states, in a camp near Minneapolis. Llyod is with Clint at his cot reading their military newspaper... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Sept. 18

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint's visit with Llyod was cut short when he was ordered to Field Hospital 15 for temporary duty. He is now at Field Hospital 1 doing paperwork related to hospital records and reports, a big change from being a dentist. He assures her that her letters are the best part of his time overseas and she can never send too many. When he arrived at his current location, his shoulder bag with all his mail go... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Sept. 20

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - It's a beautiful night and Clint has recovered his shoulder bag with Rhea's letters which he'd thought were lost. He assures her that he's not on the front or carrying a gun, since he's a doctor, and he wonders how he will adjust to life back home after the war is over. He asks her if she's saving his letters so that after the war they can better keep track of where he was. They all have fleas and lic... 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

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 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

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