Soldier writing, summer 1944, France
Soldier writing, summer 1944, France

“…the chaplains say you should chat about the weather etc., but when you’re pretty close to this stuff, it’s sorta stupid not to talk about it.  Maybe you don’t understand, - right now the war is my life, - even sitting down to write a letter seems like a crazy contradiction, a gay joke that’s between me and me.”

Letter from France, August 16, 1944