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front WWI Toy Ambulance with Figures
This World War I vintage iron toy is of a horse-drawn ambulance and four military figures.
front WWII Ration books and case
During World War II, households were issued ration books filled with coupons in order to regulate the consumption of food, shoes, and gasoline, all as a part of the war effort.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Apr 29, 1918
This letter of April 29, 1918, from Edward Roswell Wirt (1891-1942) to his fiancee, Emily Gladys Bartlett, tells of his enlistment in the army during the last year of World War I.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
May 14, 1918
Edward Wirt's first letter after being drafted into the U.S. Army during World War I describes the life at Camp Devens at Ayres, Massachusetts. Wirt was one of thousands of New England troops organized into the 76th "Liberty Bell" Division.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
May 25, 1918
Edward Wirt's unit, the 76th "Liberty Bell" Division, was in the midst of its brief period of training at Camp Devens in Ayers, Massachusetts, when he wrote this letter. He is anxious to know when they will be shipped overseas.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Jul 5, 1918
Edward Wirt's unit has at last been shipped out, and he wrote this letter aboard the transport taking them to England and then to France. He writes that his ship is safe from German submarines.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Jul 13, 1918
Edward Wirt's unit arrived uneventfully in England. Wirt briefly describes the conditions in wartime England, where the civilians were clearly suffering from shortages.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Jul 23, 1918
Wirt's division was disbanded after several weeks and its troops dispersed. He wrote this letter in southern France while awaiting assignment to another unit. The Allies were reluctant to use U.S. units at all, but the war's events forced them to.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Jul 23, 1918
Edward Wirt's unit arrived safely in France. On their arrival they were immediately put into training, like all American units. Their arrival was greeted with relief and gratitude by the French people.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Jan 12, 1919
The war is over, but Edward Wirt is still in France. Although the Armistice had been signed in November, a final peace treaty was still being negotiated. Wirt's fiancée, Gladys, had participated in the joyous celebrations in Greenfield, Massachusetts.


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