87 results found for: subject:"World War, 1914-1918--France"

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1918

Map of France near Péronne

Germany - Approximately 4.5km x 3km scaled map of France surrounding the section of the Somme river near Péronne. Indicates towns, population totals (?), railways, roadways, lanes, and footpaths.

Lloyd E. Walsh Papers

1919 June 15

Guignard, Alfred

Extract from an article of the 'review of two worlds' (Revue des deux mondes)

France - Enclosed in a letter to W. E. B. Du Bois, this translated excerpt describes, in passionate and colorful terms, the African American contribution to a battle in World War I.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1918 Aug. 12

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent wishes he could be with his family for their summer vacation and feels sometimes that he is on the edge of being a young man and soon it will be over and he will be old and tired. He writes about the chaplain from Columbia University who established the first Y.M.C.A. and about a trip he made with George when he was 18 to visit Billy McKay. He writes about French Daylight Savings Time and his lo... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Sept. 8

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to William H. Taylor

France - Brent expresses his wish that Roly not become involved in the war, although with the raising of the draft age he might not be able to avoid it. If Roly does come overseas, Brent wants to influence his service, since he would like to have his companionship and his skills. What they need most from new men are leadership qualities and knowledge of French and Brent could probably get him a commission. He ... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Mar. 6

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to Harriet M. Taylor

France - Brent is a poor brother for writing so little to Molly, since he only has some time here and there to write out a few lines at midnight. Although they keep asking him what he needs, he does not need much of anything and is content. The house he is staying in with the other officers is now just himself and Major Gray and it was once inhabited by a French family. From that family, the father, a druggist... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Apr. 17

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent has enclosed a poem with his letter that may or may not have literary merit but was his involuntary response to the sight he witnessed while standing on the hill referred to in the poem. He wrote the poem in about 15 minutes and made minor corrections. He does not want it published, but he wants music to go with it that he can almost hear, and if it were published it might get music. He had some... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Aug. 18

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent has gotten a letter from Dick, who has gotten a new detail. His appendicitis is nothing to worry about and it's not causing him any pain though it is causing his depression. He's been picking up some French and is glad to hear that James got to see the "Blue Devils." He hasn't heard from Karl Jackson in months and he wonders how he is doing at the front.

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 May 26

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent has been promoted to lieutenant colonel and is now at least temporarily part of the National Army. The title is making him feel old and he's also recently lost a tooth. On June 1st he will complete his first six months and get his chevron. Soon he will be moving closer to his motor activities, which are growing in scale. He wishes he could say more about them but he doesn't dare. His office has... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Aug. 11

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to Harriet M. Taylor

France - Brent thinks that Molly's stay at the cottage sounds restful and writes about past times when he felt a longing for home. He hopes that she is having a good vacation and comments on the cold French summer he's been having. He hopes that the Germans will be discouraged by the losing they have been doing and the war will be shorter for it.

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Oct. 22

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent writes that he has suffered a very personal loss and feels it deeply. The young son of a French family he befriended was killed in battle, and he called on the boy's mother to find her sitting at the table surrounded by pictures of her son and crying for her "povre petit bebe." He knows the toll the war takes and the thousands that die, but it's never been so close to him in this way and he is g... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers