“… at the back of the Front”

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1944

We’re here in Brooklyn for the week but all our plans are cancelled. Daddy got very sick and is in the hospital back in Illinois. Mommy has been on and off the phone trying to find out what happened and whether he’s recovering. She has no idea either if he’ll be able to go overseas with his unit or what will happen if he can’t. Could the war be over by Christmas? Patton’s army is blasting its way through Germany. I’m not exaggerating: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is calling for all-out production of munitions. It seems the Army is using up ammunition so fast, our soldiers are running out and can’t fire as many rounds at the enemy as they want. Please note: It’s women who are making munitions these days -– and it’s pretty dangerous work

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