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1918 Nov. 11

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Since the firing stopped at 11am, they are starting to really believe the fighting is over. They're still in a muddy trench so it doesn't feel much different except for the oppressive silence. He writes about his visit to Paris, including his experience taking taxis and meeting two American girls who were part of a theater troupe invited by the Y.M.C.A. They saw the show and found out that one of the... 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 Mar. 28

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint got his first letter from Boyd along with a belated one from Rhea, and finds hearing about what's happening back home surreal compared to what he is experience in Europe. He writes about his situation and the fighting and shell-torn villages he has seen. They ride on horseback most of the time and he's become friends with the supply lieutenant who speaks French and is good at getting them food. ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 22

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - The mail has been coming more often thanks to a new arrangement by the military post, and Clint has been re-reading her last letter over and over. Somehow he had come to believe that her religion forbid intermarriage, so he is thrilled to learn that is not the case. He writes about earlier times in their relationship, when he was still engaged to another woman and uncertain about the future and his fe... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Dec. 22

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint has sent Rhea a gift with this most recent letter and has received a belated letter from his mother that had good things to say about Rhea, some of which he quotes. He's glad that his mother is accepting of Rhea and he thinks they will take the news well once it's clear that the two of them have plans to marry. He reflects on the differing reactions to the news of peace at home and on the front.... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 20

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Nice (France) - They've had their first day of rain during their trip, so Clint has spent most of it inside playing billiards with the major. Yesterday they took a trip to the Italian border. While in Monte-Carlo they visited the terrace on the Mediterranean, which as the stories tell is the place where many who have lost in the casino have committed suicide. No one in uniform is allowed to gamble at the casino and c... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 25

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Martha Brann

Nice (France) - Clint got two letters when he returned, which he was glad of, although his father's condition does not sound promising. He was promoted to captain and will be relocated soon to the First Army headquarters. He's upset to be leaving the 17th division but thinks it will be better in the long run. He's been with the company so long they feel like a family and many congratulated him on his promotion. He re... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 14

Oppenheimer, Rhea, 1894-

Letter from Rhea Oppenheimer to Martha Brann

Davenport (Iowa) - Rhea offers her condolences and support to Martha regarding the loss of her husband. She confesses that she is very much in love with Clinton but has been afraid to write to her in case she did not yet know of their intended marriage. Rhea calls the two of them "life-long lovers" and writes that the war has only made them realize even more how much they love each other. Their difference in creed will... 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 June 11

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Knoxville (Iowa) - Clint took the train to Des Moines and went to Camp Dodge to fill out paperwork and go through a physical exam in order to get his discharge papers. He got a nice letter from her when he got home, and every time he even sees a girl all he can think about is how much more wonderful Rhea is than anyone else. He did successfully get discharged and tomorrow he will be in civilian clothes.

Clinton T. Brann Papers