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Letter from Herman B. Nash to Luella M. Nash

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Title:
Letter from Herman B. Nash to Luella M. Nash
Description:
Herman arrived back at the company and found 23 letters waiting for him and another 14 this morning so he has been busy reading them. He's proud of everyone at home and all they have been doing for the war effort, and he wishes Lu a happy birthday. He is in Luxembourg now in the little town of Bourglinster and there isn't much to do other than paperwork. On the day of the armistice he was at St Hilaire near Hannonville and they were ready to hop over the trenches if the armistice wasn't signed. It was signed at 9:30 but they didn't quite believe it until the guns stopped firing at 11am. It was a foggy morning which may have saved their lives since the Germans were throwing gas shells up until the last minute. He was on outpost there for 7 days before leaving for school.
Creator:
Nash, Herman B. (Beaman), 1895-1977
Recipient:
Buchanan, Luella M. Nash, 1989-1972
Date:
December 31, 1918
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Box 1 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Nash-Scott Family Papers
Subjects:
World War, 1914-1918
Armistices
Extent:
3 p.
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Place of origin:
Bourglinster (Luxembourg)
Language:
English
Identifier:
mums581-b001-f006-i064