Letter from 17 Dec 1918 from Glenn to his mother

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Somewhere in Germany

Dec. 11, 1918

Dear Mother,
We are here in Germany at last. I will let you know I am well and feeling fine. We were from the 17th Nov. to Dec 19 getting here. Say it is a long way to make it on foot but we all got here and we cooked always two meals a day and sometimes three and there sure are some hills here. It was uphill and no down to it. We came up through Luxembourg and along one side of Belgium, and from there into Germany. We stopped at the Rhine on Dec. 11 and Dec. 13 we came 20 miles in Germany from the Rhine so that is where we are now. Colbenes is the nearest big city. That is about 18 miles

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back of here. We are sleeping inside now so it is not so bad. Some of the people are fine and some of them are like the old Kaiser himself but they will like the Amex in two or three years when they can see through this thing. There was one town we were in that 300 German soldiers went out and 25 came back so their mothers can’t help but think of that. It is a good thing that they got the Kaiser out because when some of the kids got big the Kaiser would begin fighting. One house where we stayed there were 17 kids. There sure are all kinds of kids here in Germany. Well the next thing you will want to know is when I will be home. It will be soon I hope. I think I will be home

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and out of the army by April 1 or sooner. We never know one day what we will do the next day but we are surer of getting there now than we were two months ago, so that helps some. I am glad that we came up into Germany because that is half of the war. The people will eat anything. Eggs are $150 a dozen and then you can’t get them. One hen costs from $300 to $400 so you can see that to eat that is out of it with the German people.
I am sending some cards I got in Luxembourg.
I got a letter from Kate today. It was sent Oct 30, it was a long time coming.

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Well I hope this finds all of you well. I will soon be back and then I can tell you all about this Germany and France.

Well Answer soon
Your Son,
Cook Glen Kaiser
Hqd. Co. 127 Inf
American E.F.
A.P.O 734

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