09.26.1944 Letter

Dear Helen and Wilson;

Well you can see now that I’m in another country. And so far it has been quite an experience. Have certainly seen fresh results of war. Saw the City of St Lo which was totally destroyed. You can’t imagine it. You may have seen newsreels of it by this time. People smile and wave at us though.

I learn too that this is the rainy season here. Well I got used to rain back in ___. I think the people themselves provided the sunshine. They treated us swell.

Of course, I have one main difficulty. That’s speaking French. However quite a few French speak a little English.

Am in quite a nice place at present. Am sleeping in tents — no beds either. I’m looking forward to an opportunity to visit Paris soon. That too will be an experience.

More later.

Russell

France

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