In the letter Clifford asks his father to send money for his tuition and allowance, and he comments on the president and the possible entry of the United States into World War I: "To-day I am eighteen. Just old enough to be shot by the Germans but...
In the letter John relates news he has received from home and describes duties and movements of the army in France. He also mentions a casualty list ("which was to be expected and absolutely no cause for alarm") and the continuous transfer of...
In the letter John tells of his regiment's arrival in Germany, describing the land, climate, and people. He discusses the prevalent German attitude toward the American victors in the small towns they have visited: "As a conquering army, I think we...
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