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Letters written by Charles H. French to his parents, sisters, and maternal grandparents in rural Shawnee County, Kansas, near Silver Lake. The letters discuss French's experiences serving in the army during World War I. French was sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for training. Eventually he passed through New York to the United Kingdom and ultimately France. Included in the letters are comments on Fort Sill training, waiting to be sent overseas, taking a locomotive to New York & a steamship across the Atlantic, his European arrival, the nature of Allied operations, the Armistice, working as a military truck driver, and French weather.
Creator: French, Charles H., 1893-1956
Item Number: 40102
Call Number: Charles H. French Coll. #102
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 40102
Collections - Manuscript - French, Charles H.
Date - 1910s - 1917
Date - 1910s - 1918
Date - 1910s - 1919
Military - Service - Training
Military - Wars - World War I
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
Places - Cities and towns - Silver Lake
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - International - France
Places - Other States - Oklahoma - Fort Sill
Thematic Time Period - World War I, 1914-1919
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters