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July, 1944 - September, 1944

Letters from Theodore Katz

GI truk in front of Arc de Triomphe 1944

Ted's first letter from France is dated July 23, 1944. There had been a gap in his letters of about two weeks before that first letter from France, so the exact date he traveled and his route were not recorded. Ted's accommodations are much more rustic than they were in England; he is living in tents, and the weather is either rainy and miserable, or sunny and sweltering. Many of the homes around them are damaged by the war, and Ted is using his high school French to converse with the locals. Some of the soldiers are picking up souvenirs of the German army to send home to their families. At the end of September, Ted is relocated to Luxembourg.

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