Robert D. Davis Letter from Ingolstadt 1945-08-20

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Title

Robert D. Davis Letter from Ingolstadt 1945-08-20

Subject

World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army; United States. Army--Anecdotes

Description

This letter written by Robert D Davis, a rifleman and interpreter during World War II who would end his career in Wooster, Ohio, discusses the some of the conditions that Davis is living in while he is overseas during World War II. Davis discusses that him and the rest of his unit are willing to live further away and have to walk further to get wherever they need to go in exchange for a much nicer place to live. In addition, Davis discusses the comradery that he and the other men in the unit have amongst them. He says that his fellow soldiers know that he should be sitting a certain way on the sofa to be comfortable. The comradery that soldiers have amongst each other is one of the things that got many soldiers through the war itself, but also the integration back into society following the war. The soldiers share an experience that others cannot relate to, making it difficult following the war when soldiers had to integrate back in to civilian life.
Use Ohio Social Studies for American History 22 (The United States mobilization of its economic and military resources during World War II brought significant changes to American society) and 4 (Historians analyze cause, effect, sequence and correlation in historical events, including multiple causation and long- and short-term causal relations) for integration into the classroom.

Creator

Robert D. Davis

Source

College of Wooster Special Collections, Robert D. Davis World War II Collection http://cdm15963.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15963coll27/id/441/rec/33

Publisher

Unknown

Date

1945-08-20

Rights

In Copyright http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Relation

Robert D. Davis Collection

Format

JPEG

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

Robert_Davis_Ingolstadt_001

Coverage

Ingolstadt, Germany

Files

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Citation

Robert D. Davis, “Robert D. Davis Letter from Ingolstadt 1945-08-20,” Wayne County Ohio History, accessed January 19, 2021, http://woosterdigital.org/wayneohiohistory/items/show/7.

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