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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 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 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

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 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 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. 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 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 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