Corpsman Dickie was an aerial spotter in the air corps, which included machine gun as well as observation duties. He wrote this letter with strong hints about the armistice that would be declared two days later, an event that the officers in the line knew nothing about.
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Jack Woodville London’s French Letters series has been praised for its meticulous historical research and ability to capture the language, attitudes, and moral culture of their setting in prose described by reviewers as “beautiful, but not pretentious.”
French Letters: Engaged in War is the second volume in the French Letters trilogy. The companion to French Letters: Virginia’s War, it is the story of Will Hastings, an army doctor caught up in the D-Day landings in Normandy and the drive to capture St. Lo, France.
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