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Seventy Soldier Wwii World War Two Letters 1943-1946 Dear John Reply For Sale
After one year retirement from listing on , I am now returning to sell since I can now devote the time my customers deserve.
For sale are 70 letters plus a couple of V-mail letters and postcards. All are written by the same soldier. The majority are written to his wife, with a few written to his sister.
The letters start with one written in late in 1943 after he has arrived in Kentucky for basic training. After that the letters are from Germany, Belgium and a couple of other European countries and then back to the states with letters from New York, most of these written in 1946.
The letters steadily tellthe story of a young marriage strained by the separation imposed by the war. The soldier writes of things he needs sent, how much he misses his new wife, the boredom of waiting for action. There is an account of meeting Mickey Rooney in a mess tent, visiting Belgium for the first time (he didn't like the women) and giving advice on how to handle various family members. The 1946 letters reveal his longing to go home and a plea for more letters. There is also a reply to a letter from his wife that was obviously a "Dear John" letter, because his shock is clear in his reply. I will leave to the new owners to find out the resolution.
The envelopes for the letters are in rough shape and were torn open in sloppy fashion, but they did their job, since the letters are in pretty good shape. They were stored in an attic for many years. I wiped off as much dust as possible. There are envelopes with no letters and letters with no envelopes, but I counted 70 letters total.
This is by far the most interesting batch of letters I have read in years.
U.S. ONLY shipping by 1st class mail. In the future I will reconsider international shipping.
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Seventy Soldier Wwii World War Two Letters 1943-1946 Dear John Reply: $76