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1918 May 27

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint has reread Rhea's last two letters over and over, and he reassures her that he loves her and longs to see her again. He got a letter from Boyd saying that Joe and Betty had reconciled their engagement, but he hopes for Betty's sake they don't marry only for Joe to leave soon after. He also got a letter from Llyod, who he is hoping to see now that they're both in France. He writes about the count... 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

1919 May 5

Belville, Lloyd S. (Sherman), 1892-1949

Letter from Lloyd S. Belville to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bad Hönningen (Germany) - Lloyd finally received a collection of letters from Rhea, the most recent of which is from early January. He writes about other mail that he received, including letters from his mother and Clinton. The rumor industry is thriving where Lloyd is, but he does hope that he will be sent home soon. He's happy to hear that Rhea and Clinton will be married and he hopes it doesn't fall through. He jokes that i... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 26

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint has just returned from leave and received news that he has been promoted to captain and will be transferred to the first division headquarters at Bar-sur-Aube in France. In addressing her concern about when they will tell the folks at home about their relationship, Clint tells her it will be done soon. If he can get home soon, he will tell them in person, and if not, he will write. His father's... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Aug. 10

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Since Clint moved to the 3rd battalion he's become acquainted with "Mose" Harrison, one of the officers there, who remembers Rhea and speaks well of her. The town where he is staying has seen its share of shelling, and two shells in particular struck the church but did not explode. They're 3 feet long and six inches in diameter and they hang in the church with an inscription describing the event. He a... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Dec. 31 – 1919 Jan. 2

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint writes about Christmas packages, the bad mood he's in that day, the poem Rhea sent him, and a dance they were invited to. Captain Sampson, the regimental surgeon, learned about how he wasn't feeling well and suspected he might have recurring appendicitis, so now Clint has been eating nothing but soup but is feeling better. He doesn't want Rhea to worry, since he thinks it isn't appendicitis. He'... 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