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W. T. Ennis letters, 1942

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This collection is made up of letters that Captain W. T. Ennis wrote to "Nell" while serving in the United States Army Transportation Corps during World War II. Ennis discussed military life in Great Britain, his leisure activities, and news of friends in the United States.

This collection is made up of 3 letters that Captain W. T. Ennis wrote to "Nell" while serving in the United States Army Transportation Corps in August and September 1942. Ted discussed his leisure activities, which included eating at restaurants and attending musical shows; on one occasion, he reported the cancellation of a scheduled appearance by Al Jolson. He also mentioned an opportunity to purchase lemons from a chaplain and his attitude toward dances, which he attempted to avoid on account of his advanced age. Ennis sometimes referred indirectly to the war, noting that the streets became deserted at night and advising Nell not to send clippings or news that might imply the location(s) of large concentrations of American military personnel. In his final letter, dated September 15, 1942, Ennis reported his reassignment to the newly formed transportation corps and hoped to travel in the British Isles.