Major Robert F. Burns

90th Division, U.S. Army

 

War Letters from Europe

Normandy to Germany

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Letters from France

June 22, 1944
June 29, 1944
June 29, 1944 (2nd)
July 6, 1944
July 17, 1944
August 10, 1944
August 14, 1944
August 25, 1944
September 1, 1944
September 2, 1944
September 3, 1944
September 3, 1944 (2nd)
September 14, 1944
September 16, 1944
September 16, 1944 (2nd)
September 17, 1944
September 28, 1944
October 2, 1944
October 14, 1944
October 22, 1944
November 2, 1944
November 12, 1944
November 24, 1944
December 2, 1944
December 27, 1944

Letters from Luxembourg

January 9, 1945
January 16, 1945
January 20, 1945

Letter from Belgium

February 7, 1945

Letters from Germany

February 9, 1945
February 21, 1945
February 23, 1945
February 26, 1945
April 5, 1945
May 5, 1945

Letters from Czechoslovakia

May 10, 1945
May 16, 1945

Letters from Germany

May 19, 1945
May 20, 1945
May 24, 1945
June 3, 1945
June 22, 1945

Letters from France

June 30, 1945
July 3, 1945

Letters from Germany

July 14, 1945
July 27, 1945
July 30, 1945
August 3, 1945
August 14, 1945

Letters from France

August 26, 1945
August 28, 1945
August 29, 1945

Letters from Germany

September 9, 1945
September 11, 1945
September 13, 1945
September 15, 1945
September 17, 1945
September 23, 1945
September 27, 1945
October 1, 1945
October 9, 1945

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

Regensburg, Germany

July 30, 1945

Dear Pudge,

Many thanks for copying off Marnie's letters. They've been coming quite regularly.

Yesterday I walked all over this town and found it quite interesting. It's a regular medieval town with many narrow streets. I haven't any idea yet of where all I was or where anything is that I saw because I think I walked in circles. I wore some new shoes and managed to work up a nice blister from an ill-fitting sock. Down the Danube River is a large building, the Valhalla or German Hall of Fame, which I am going out to see some day.

This outfit certainly does some funny things. With as little as we have to do, they work all day Saturday and Sunday morning. The term "work" is a misnomer. We just sit and look around.

I am finally settled in my room at the hotel and it is very nice. It faces out toward the park and overlooks an intersection. Although the number is 29 it actually is on about the 3rd floor so it is up high enough that the noise is not disturbing. Oddly enough, instead of all rooms on the first floor being numbered 1 and the second floor 2, OK, these just start in and run consecutively without regard for series.

I have about a 3/4 bed with sheets and a beautiful comforter quilted in large squares about six inches across. In addition is a lounge couch, a table and two chairs, a large wardrobe and a washbowl with constant hot water. Haven't found out where you take a bath in the place yet.

I'm still trying to get to where I can do a water color, but I haven't got it yet. In this connection, please look in the books from California and find the ones by Eliot O'Hara. One was called "Making the Brush Behave," the other was "Making Water Colors Behave." If you can't find them, buy new copies and send them to me. There is also a third book by this same artist but I don't recall the name. It's a later book. Please buy it too.

Haven't had a chance to inquire here about film development, but I hope to have more success with it here than before. I took one photo yesterday from the hotel.

Things are pretty dull around here and it seems to be influencing me. I'm going to close for now.

Love,

Bob

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