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dc.creatorWiedermann, Sidney
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-11T19:41:10Z
dc.date.available2021-06-11T19:41:10Z
dc.date.issued1943-02-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/47257
dc.descriptionLetter from Sidney Wiedermann to Amon Carter regarding the events of the war.
dc.format.medium8x10.5 Paper
dc.relationAmon G. Carter Papers (MS 014)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any document or photograph
dc.sourceBox 148, POW W Misc 1943, Item 033
dc.subjectPrisoners of war
dc.subjectCarter, Amon G., Jr.
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.titleLetter re: World War II
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionFeb. 5 - 1943 Dear Mr. Carter - First, I want to say that I am very sorry that I was unable to write you as I said I would. I had little time to get my stuff organized before I was on the move. Have been all over & have had little contact with Amon & the boys until I rejoined them the last few weeks. However, what I told you the 1st part of December has been fairly accurate. Saw Cannon a couple of days ago & he looked fine - smoking a cigar as usual and in good spirits. My little crew & I have a stock of food & my machine gunner is the cook, so he had supper with me. Have seen Summer all daily & thru him know your son is OK & doing a good job. Expect him to continue to be around me so that I can keep track of him. This war is the most unreal thing you can imagine. A lot of it is like a slow motion picture - everything going on slowly, and as if the one watching were standing on the sidelines and can see clearly all the action on both sides. I know that any of us will be able to (?) as expert ditch diggers when we get back. I've dug holes every day during the last 6 weeks. Got to visit (?) and Algiers, but didn't stay any length of time. Saw several of your friends in Algiers, including Ike. Pinky Talbot is working on the same staff with me. The lucky guy found enuf time & water yesterday to get a bath. I've had 2 since Dec. 20, the last one at an old Roman bath in the desert about a month ago. Margaret Bourke-White was around when I last saw you - & has an interesting story that may be released someday. Also ran into her in Jan. when she was doing an air corps story at the place I was staying. No more news I can write & I'm on the 2 to 8 shift things seem to be working up. We're getting along OK - plenty to eat altho I wouldn't turn down that sirloin you probably had when you got home. Rec'd letter of Jan 5. from home telling me you had called. Can't tell you in words how much I appreciate what you have done. I'm sorry I haven't been able to do what I had hoped to. The news about FAID has not been too good. It's very interesting to listen to such news now. Quite a bit of the newscasts are accurate, altho about 24 hours after things occur. We've been pretty lucky & most of the gang are OK. Freddy Hughes (our bunch - probably met him when you were around Ward) has been missing 5 days. Maraist was reported wounded, but turned up OK - "Doc" Martin was wounded slightly. Thanks again for all your kindnesses. Will write you again when I have a chance. Sincerely, Sidney Wiedermann.


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    The Amon G. Carter Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspapers, scrapbooks, and artifacts. The papers document the history of Fort Worth and the Southwest, as well as Carter's personal and business interests.

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