Letters from a War Hero

Letters from a War Hero

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I have to laugh at the bunk they spread all over the newspapers. Every time somebody hears a rumor or gets an idea he flashes it out on the front page in huge black print. The papers are full of speculation as to what will happen where and when. It sounds to me as though the home front thought the surrender of Italy practically ended the war. We received the news over the radio while underway for the invasion. We took it with little excitement. We had been expecting it any day and also knew that the fighting would still be plenty tough. I guess the people at home thought that would mean a victory much through Italy. I would say that it was nearer another Dunkirk.The Germans still have lots of fight left in them, and the war still has lots of months left in it.-an excerpt of a letter from Ensign R.C. Linnell to his parents, October 3, 1943This endearing collection of letters written before, during, and after some of most intense invasions of World War II provides insight into a bygone era. Letters from a War Hero is a priceless account of American history entwined with a beautiful love story.August 15, 1943 War aamp; Navy Department V-Mail Service Mr. C. W. Linnell 89 Broad Street Boston, Mass. Dear Dad, You ... To even voice an opinion there are many circumstances, facts, business conditions, future trends, etc., that I would first have to learn and digest. The only thing I can say is that Trane seems to be a good outfit, smart, up-to-date, progressive, financially sound, and has a good future.

Title:Letters from a War Hero
Author: Renee Linnell
Publisher:iUniverse - 2005-03

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