George's first letter from "over there". A brief note, written from a ship docked at a French port city. Records of George's unit, the 42d Division, show that
the city was Brest, in Brittany.
Somewhere in France
Nov – 12 – 1917
Dear Mother & Father Bros and Sisters,
Just a few lines for the present to let you know I have
arrived safe and sound also, feeling fine, hope you
are feeling better than that. It certainly was a long
trip, everybody was sure anxious to see land once more
although there was very little Seasickness, not over one
out of a hundred. The ocean was calm all the way over.
We never seen sight of a submarine the whole trip.
A submarine has no chance with one of these ships. Our Ship