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Catalog Number 1996.51.136BB
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1996.51
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August 24/1917- Dearest Mother- We are carrying rock again today for what I sincerely hope will be the lost time. It's a dirty job and makes the camions a little more work than usual to clean - but worse than that is that it is so monatonous. Of course we are required to clean and oil up whenever we come in from a trip of any sort - and camions in wartimes must be kept spotless - much cleaner than


nine out of ten private motor cars. And it must be done with out water - simply because there is no water here. Our drinking water is all brought from a nearby town. Must close for we are ready to leave. My love to everyone at home. My regards to all of the neighbors I suppose that Dr. Bellows will be leaving soon. Ned.

From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.

Date August 24, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects World War I
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Military life