Major Robert F. Burns

90th Division, U.S. Army

 

War Letters from Europe

Normandy to Germany

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June 22, 1944
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September 17, 1944
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Letters from Luxembourg

January 9, 1945
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Letter from Belgium

February 7, 1945

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February 9, 1945
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May 10, 1945
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May 19, 1945
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Letters from France

June 30, 1945
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July 14, 1945
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Letters from France

August 26, 1945
August 28, 1945
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September 9, 1945
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September 15, 1945
September 17, 1945
September 23, 1945
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October 1, 1945
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Letters from France

October 13, 1945
October 15, 1945
October 22, 1945
November 5, 1945
November 17, 1945
November 17, 1945 (2nd)
November 23, 1945
November 30, 1945
December 17, 1945
December 17, 1945 (2nd)
December 18, 1945
December 26, 1945
January 2, 1946

Letters from Belgium

January 14, 1946
January 15, 1946
January 17, 1946
January 17, 1946 (2nd)

Letters from France

January 21, 1946
January 24, 1946

Paris, France

December 17, 1945

Dear Pudge,

Thanks for your numerous letters which I never seem to get answered!

Your suggestion for sending the box to the French Family directly is a good one and I'd like you to do it. Send the soluble coffee, the same kind that you sent to me. Also include as far as weight permits: some condensed milk; peanut butter (we get tons of it in the Army, but the civilians have none); powdered chocolate (to make hot chocolate for the little girl who doesn't drink coffee); some jelly or jam; a small bottle of good olive oil; some cookies and candy bars (Hershey's, etc.) for the child. Sugar is more available on the market now, so you don't need to include any of this.

Send the parcel to:

MME PAULETTE LEQUIEN
94 RUE LA CONDAMINE
PARIS 17arr FRANCE

You'll be glad to know that I had my photo taken in uniform but you won't have them for Christmas because I won't have them until tomorrow night. Wed morning is the earliest I can mail them. They were finished last Sat but he printed them on a matte paper (which is all he has) and I thought they looked too dull. I am having them re-done on some of the paper Marn sent and I think they'll be all right. The negatives were excellent. But at $10.00 a copy I wouldn't take the others. (This figure incidentally is cheap for here.)

I will send the photos but only two poses. I thought Mama might like both poses and she could give the extra copy to Aunt Grace as before. However, she can do what she wants about this.

I am sending herein two small proofs of two other poses I rejected. I think you'll agree the other two are better when you see them, but I thought these were of interest too.

I am also sending you some photos I made in Germany at a town named Lichtenberg if I remember rightly. It's a small place, very old and this was an old abandoned castle which dominated the town. Too bad I didn't have a filter at the time.

As I told Mom, the days now are clearer and I may get to take some more pictures. I have all the cartridges for Helen's camera filled up (except the recent arrivals) if I can figure out some way to develop them. It costs too much in the French places and the PX won't do them because they are irregular lengths.

Love,

Bob

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