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1944 Sept. 23

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning rainy weather forcing them to crowd into the work tent, reminiscing about the Copa with Lt. Payne and Captain Blackman, everyone wondering when they will be discharged, mail received but no packages or Time magazine. Notes that censorship restrictions have been lifted and describes more of what he has seen of France. Comments on Edith's letters, including her study of French, and advises he... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 11

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Concerning lack of letters received from Edith, his work censoring mail and reading about the marriages of others, and how lucky they are compared to other couples. Remarks on how very happy he is that he took "that exam" and that "the other matter fell through," which he will explain after the war.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 22

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Was unable to write the previous day because they had received orders to pack up camp and move. Describes packing and traveling in the rain, attending a Jewish service, and the soft food they eat that he thinks is bad for his gums. Describes convoys they move in, with townspeople following and expressing their gratitute with gifts of food, and reminds Edith that he is not alowed to write to her about ... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 11

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Describes washing clothes in a nearby stream and a long night on duty followed by sleeping half the day. Comments on mail and censorship practices, asks about money, notes he sews his own patches. Comments on the English women who are deprived of male companionship.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 19

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Robert and Ethel Levy

France - Concerning mail speed and policy, censorship, places visited in England and how the towns and their residents appeared, the hospitality of the English and the French, liberated France, and the food situation. Responds to updates about nephew Bobbie and mentions of Edith, and explains why he cannot describe hardships in his letters.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 11

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Ethel and Robert Levy

England - Concerns letter-writing and mail received, why Edith may decline their offer to her to visit them, movie recommendations. Would like to say more but the rules of censorship prevent him from doing so. Two lines on second page have been excised.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 10

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and package received and food eaten from the package, sending cables to Edith, wondering where she is at the moment. Describes the town, new living quarters, and the hospitable French people. Advises Edith to heed her mother's advice about her health and need for rest. Comments on what is behind United States' demand for Germany's unconditional surrender and other countries' stance. Be... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 1

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning letters received, delays at the base post-office, sorting through mail to find Edith's letters, and relations with fellow officers including Captain Nelson, who inquired after Edith and her mother. Comments on food (three hot meals of B rations daily) and on Edith's letters about being at the farm and where Lud might be. Describes living quarters and conditions and asks for a food package, ... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 12

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received, new radio playing music for “the boys overseas,” emotions evoked by music and by Edith's letters. News of England's demobilization plans and what it might mean for the United States. Winter weather may delay air mail. Notes that the jaunty tone of some of his letters does not reflect the reality of the war he is in and that people on the homefrontdo not fully underst... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Nov. 9

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail, visit with French friends, and the elections, especially hopeful about Roosevelt, Congress, and a peace plan. Appreciates the Heatabs heating device Edith sent. Describes a hike with Captain Surrey. Now officially allowed to write home that their division is in the XII Corps of the United States Army and that the XII Corps is in the Third Army commanded by Lt. General Patton. Suggest... more

Carl Henry Papers