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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 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 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

1918 Nov. 26

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint has been to two foreign countries since he last wrote to Rhea and will be in another very soon. He describes their journey through Belgium and the enthusiastic reception they received there. In Luxembourg, he writes that though the people speak German, they feel they have been "delivered" from the Germans by the war. He writes about their pleasant stay in Luxembourg and their Thanksgiving over t... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 17

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint is still waiting on more letters from Rhea and in the meantime is rereading the ones he has and looking at her photographs. He would send more photos of himself to her but "promiscuous photography" is forbidden. They're staying in a nice German camp that was vacated only three days earlier, listening to the sound of heavy gunfire not too far away. He tells her about an article in the August 31st... 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 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 Feb. 3

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - Nick has arrived in France and he believes that he will stay there for a while. He remembers some french from Classical High School and he is trying to learn more in his spare moments. Hopefully he will learn enough french so that he can get by.

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 Mar. 6

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - Nick has not received a letter from Letty yet, his friend Casey let him read a letter from Lynn that had information. It is much colder in the part of France that Nick is in now, it has snowed for three days but it does not stick on the ground. Nick knows a few words in french, a french soldier is going to teach him French and Nick will teach him English. Nick has only been pa... more

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 May 19

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - Nick has been working everyday but when they have a Sunday off they are going to get a team together and play baseball against the Canadians. Nick misses Letty, he was looking at the photograph of them in their bathing suits at the beach and was thinking about how he could be enjoying himself if it wasn't for the Kaiser. There has been boming near him which is not pleasant. he asks for Let... more

Frank F. Newth Papers