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Catalog Number 1977.13.32
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1977.13
Description Letter

1977.13.32_Clyde Chilson to Sister and Brother_June 16, 1918_Page 01

[One Hundred Twenty-Ninth Field Artillery letterhead] [ms illegible: 1 word] France June 16 - [1918] My Dear Sister & Brother Here I am in France feeling fine and I am raring to go. We have certainly had a nice trip across we came by the way of Engling through London & then to Windchester we were at a rest camp for 2 days we allso was at a rest camp at Cinder City France. for 2 days. while there the noncoms were taken to the city and we had a good time. we have seen a great many sights and have passed through some of the pretties country in the world. I certainly wish you could see it. and the French People are sure good to us. but we have a little

1977.13.32_Clyde Chilson to Sister and Brother_June 16, 1918_Page 02

[page 2] [One Hundred Twenty-Ninth Field Artillery letterhead] hard time making them understand what we mean and what we want but we get by all right. I am going to school next week. for instruction on telephoning. the closer we get to the front the more interesting the war gets for us. the only that is bad we have a hard time getting something to smoke. well sis tell all the girls I said Hello by the way have you received those insurance papers yet. well this is all for this time. From Clyde C. Chilson Your Loving Brother Send mail Corp Clyde Chilson Battery B 129 F.A. Via New York American E. F.

From the service of Corporal Clyde Chilson, Battery B., 129th F.A., 35th Division, A.E.F.
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Subjects World War I
Military travel
Travel
Ocean travel
Military camps
Sightseeing
Tourism
Tourists
Cities & towns
French
Communication
Language
Telephone industry
Telephone operators
Telephone switchboards
Telephones
Classrooms
Schools
Smoking
Cigarettes
Cigars
Insurance
Insurance certificates
Insurance companies