Thursday, February 5, 2009

About Letter 11

Bill continues to have difficulty with the weather. He recites a “rather bawdy song” making the rounds of camp. The food is “confidentially stinky” and he asks mother to send some Toll House cookies. Bill begs for some world news from home. The latest news he hears is “to the effect that Hull, Eden & Molotov had their first meeting." This would be a prelude to the Teheran Conference held in November between the “Big Three”, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin. Among other things at Teheran, Roosevelt would commit to a spring invasion of France thereby creating the Western Front Stalin so fervently wanted, and setting into motion the wheels that would eventially take Bill to France and Germany.

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