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Catalog Number 1996.51.136AY
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1996.51
Description Full transcription of text follows:

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August 18/1917- Dearest Mother- I have decided that from now I shall not wait until have the opportunity to write a regular letter - but instead shall try to send off of these things every day. In that way, I feel fairly certain that you will fear from me at least moderately regularly - and in addition, when we have a day or so of repos I can write a letter containing a little news - if there is any to tell. There is precious little, though at that save to say that I am "well

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and happy" - and today I can not say that with any degree of honesty. The last few days I have been a little under the weather but expect to be alright again tomorrow or the next day. The little village of M- N- D- near us was bombed last night - doing a little damage. Some one said that the airplanes aimed to get some of us (there are perhaps three or four hundred trucks here) but I have my doubts. Scarcely a day passes but that same

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German plane passes far overhead, bound on a bombing trip. They are usually too high up to do any injury to us. The work is much the same as trucking anywhere - so far as undue excitement is concerned. Very seldom is there any real danger from shells, and as lights are out shortly after dark, there is of course less danger from planes. Hope to have a letter from home soon. With lots of love. 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 18,1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects World War I
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Airplanes
Trucks