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Catalog Number 2005.74.41
Object Name Letter
Accession number 2005.74
Description Five page letter, typed, from Sgt. Sidney Morse Willis to his father, dated June 13, 1918, from "Somewhere in France".

Sgt. Willis discusses his experience traveling to the front lines; trench life; watching aerial dogfights; experiencing artillery bombardments, gas attacks, a German attack; the condition of French villages; interactions with French civilians; rations; serving with Australian soldiers; and his hopes for his life after the war.

From the service of Sgt. Sidney Morse Willis, Service No. 1446764, Headquarters Company, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date June 13, 1918
People Willis, Sidney Morse
Subjects World War I
Letter Writing
Letters (Home)
Trench warfare
Trench life
Front lines
Troop movements
Troop train
Rations
Food
Artillery (Weaponry)
Shells
Gas warfare
Aerial bombings
Air warfare
Search Terms 35th Division
Headquarters Company
Title Letter from Sgt. Sidney Morse Willis to his father