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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. 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 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 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. 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 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 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. 18

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Rhea's most recent letters are the brightest thing in Clint's life and he longs for their reunion. He writes about current restrictions on mail, what the soldiers are allowed to carry, the bath he was able to take with a captured German tub, amd the rules regarding Christmas packages. He apologizes for forgetting that her 25th birthday was on October 7th, remarking that she is three years younger tha... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Nov. 16

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint received Rhea's letters from late October, and has heard that those divisions sent over first will be first to return, so he is hopeful. He's put on weight since he left home, and he now weighs 140 lbs. He's living with two other men in a culvert under a road, one end of which they've blocked off with dirt and the other they have a canvas tarp over. He heard good news from home, that Frank retur... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers