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Soldier's Letter Home--A Poignant Reminder of War


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#1 siege1863

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:26 PM

Some time ago I bought a small collection of WWII letters and, as a bonus, the seller threw in a few extra items. They included a Yank magazine in poor condition, a sailor's letter, and a soldier's letter. What a surprise I got when I opened the letter from the soldier! Unfortunately, the original envelope was missing and so there is no way to identify the man or unit, but it is dated 11 September 1944 and sent from France to a girl named Caroline.

In part it reads:

"You asked that I return your envelope. With it is a poppy and a German land mine marker. Both are as common in France as heather in England. They are about all I have that will fit into an envelope."

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