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Catalog Number 1996.51.136AS
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1996.51
Description Topics included in letter:

At training school at last; Arrival at Bordeaux-question over whether submarine was a whale; Reception in Bordeaux gratifying-French flags by American flags; Describes French spirit-American duty to the War; At training camp for transport munition drivers; German prisoners working to relieve French for military service; Work of driving transports more dangerous than ambulance driving-French need for munitions transporters-spirit of all in the American Field Service; Explains difference in ambulance and munitions services; Will soon go direct to the Front; Explains how to address letters; Describes No. 21 Rue Raynouard; Likes Paris very much-describes Paris; Using taxis in Paris common and much cheaper than in America; Differences in French and English-how to speak French; Describes military equipment-smell of anti-gas mixture inside gas mask; Americans known as "Teddies"; Describes the difficulty of taking a bath-French courtesy; Censors do not like to trouble with extra long letters.

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 July 8, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects Letters (Home)
World War I
Submarines
Military life
Travel
Prisoners of war
Taxicabs
Ambulances
French
English language
Search Terms American Field Service (AFS)