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Beany June 23rd, 1945

German POWs Build Barracks, Belgium

German POWs Build Barracks, Belgium

“Dear Jean & Jerry,

Not much has happened since my last letter, the latest is that the French are to take over this camp sometime in August. If so, we could either go home for redeployment there or up into Germany to administer a similar set-up. The latter is frowned upon by all.

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Beany June 12th, 1945

Liberation Celebrations In Paris, Summer 1945

Liberation Celebrations In Paris, Summer 1945

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

The souvenir I told you about will be ready to send you in about a week. It isn’t much but you may like it as it is unique. Now you can start imagining.

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Beany June 3rd, 1945

GIs Waiting At Camp Tophat To Be Redeployed

GIs Waiting At Camp Tophat To Be Redeployed

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I’m still in a state of unrest waiting to see what will happen. The latest is that all the POW camps will be cleared or turned over to the French within ninety days. We are all supposed to be declared surplus and returned to determine whether we are essential or not. If nothing interferes I should be back by Oct. or Nov. But that big ‘If’ hangs over Officers’ heads.

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Beany May 25th, 1945

VE Day Parade In France

VE Day Parade In France

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

Things are pretty much the same here- haven’t heard what is to happen to any of us yet- if I am lucky enough to be sent home this year. I will have to take another physical and be reviewed by a board. If I were still an enlisted man I would be sure of being released. They say a nervous stomach has no cure but a change and new interests to calm it down so maybe I will get a break.

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Beany May 14th, 1945

VE Day Celebrations In Times Square

VE Day Celebrations In Times Square

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

No doubt you are very happy over the declaration of the German surrender. It is hard to realize for us as it has seemed like such an endless affair. I’ve studied the point system and the reconstruction program. I have the necessary number of points but there are three other factors that will govern the fate of Officers.

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