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1946 Mar. 4

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Le Havre (France) - Has been re-reading Masefield's The Everlasting Mercy and Beer's Mrs Egg. Army life is over; will have 63-75 days to spend in the Army after return.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Aug. 14

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Thinks it too early to worry about Christmas presents, since mail will begin moving faster now the war in Europe is done. Trip to Berchtesgarten with a group of soldiers.

Joseph Langland Papers

1946

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Oberursel (Germany) - On temporary duty near Frankfurt. Saw Sig Holden; is now in charge of two ski lodges in Bavaria.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 8

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold Langland

Germany - VE Day: "it doesn't mean any great emotional satisfaction or triumph.. rather a sort of bitter satisfaction to go through the streets in the center of Germany on this day and just look at the German people and have them know you are there and that you (you being any allied soldier, including the lowliest private) that you are their Lord and Master of this year and hour.... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Aug. 11

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Would like 120 film for Christmas. Toured Berchtesgarten with 50 soldiers.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Nov. 16

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Augsburg (Germany) - Promotion in the works. Is selecting men to go to Third Army Basketball Officiating School. Letter written on a letter from Ernest Binns complaining that Joe had written so seldom he thought he must be injured.

Joseph Langland Papers

1946 Feb. 8

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Munich (Germany) - Sending a printed menu for dinner and supper from the officers' mess: "From this menu you might judge we eat in style. Actually, we do. But I do not really enjoy it much."

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 Apr. 25

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Langland family

Germany - Account of first crossing into Germany within artillery range of Duisburg; stayed in a millionaire's casino near Krefeld, "While we were there the MPs had trouble with the Hitler youth, and lost four of their number by hanging and slit throats at night. Those bastards look very peaceful during the day." Stayed in a former German kaserne with DPs and caught lice; German's let behind equ... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1946 Jan. 14

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Munich (Germany) - Inspected ski lodge at Bayrischyell, a former SS ski lodge under Hitler.

Joseph Langland Papers

1945 May 13

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Harold Langland

Germany - Mother's Day, and American holiday. Visit to Bad Berks resort, saw three American nurses while GIs are not allowed to speak to women; boys with a radio started dancing.

Joseph Langland Papers