Soldiers’ Mail: Letters home from a Yankee Doughboy 1916-1919

Photogtaph of Samuel E. AveryThe digital collection Soldiers’ Mail: Letters home from a Yankee Doughboy 1916-1919 has been created by Richard E. Landers. The collection presents letters, notes from his diary and postcards written by sergeant Samuel E. Avery to members of his family in Boston, Massachusetts. Avery served in France with the 103rd Infantry Regiment. The series of letters starts in 1916 with his service during the Mexican Border Campaign. Each letter appears in a post on this blog. Among special subjects getting attention here is music: you can listen to a number of popular songs from the First World War. The website has also a image gallery and a useful bibliography on American soldiers and the First World War. The links in the blogroll are concerned with this subject, too, and bring you to more digital projects with First World War letters.

Soldiers’ Mail: Letters home from a Yankee Doughboy 1916-1919

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