New PDF release: A chance for love: the World War II letters of Marian

By Marian Elizabeth Smith, Eugene T. Petersen

ISBN-10: 0870134906

ISBN-13: 9780870134906

In mid-February 1944 Marian Elizabeth Smith, a tender Wisconsin lady, met Marine Corps Lieutenant Eugene T. Petersen at the passenger educate, El Capitan, because it made its 42-hour run from l. a. to Chicago. After a quick acquaintance, he left the USA to affix the 3rd Marine department on Guam and at last to participate within the conflict for Iwo Jima in February and March of 1945. The accrued letters in their next 18-month correspondence show a lot approximately wartime lifestyles at domestic and in another country. This correspondence represents a time tablet of present occasions as Smith and Petersen speak about Franklin Roosevelt, the United international locations, internationalism, renowned videos, the French aviator and poet Antoine de St. Exupery, the caricature Barnaby, and the frustrations of facing occasionally less-than-enlightened mom and dad. The lack of Marian's brother in the course of the bombing of Ploesti, Rumania, in June 1944, introduced Petersen and Smith nearer jointly, and after 1000s of letters the "chance for romance" Marian had urged early of their correspondence developed right into a marriage that has persevered for greater than part a century.

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If I can't stay with her, I'm sure that for a few days, at least, I can stay with Al's girl friend and her folks. Her name is Muriel Neilson and they live at 3682 Lanfrancs Street. Write to me in care of Virginia, anyway, as I'll surely see her Friday. Let me know when you can come up and perhaps I can meet your train. Love, Marian <><><><><><><><><><><><> WESTERN UNION 1944 NOV 9 OCEANSIDE CALIF MISS MARION SMITH= 42 EAST SUPERIOR ST= EXPECT ORDERS MOMENTARILY URGE TO DELAY VISIT LOVE= GENE <><><><><><><><><><><><> Page 11 Saturday, Nov.

It's fouled up completely. Will write more very soon. Much love, Gene <><><><><><><><><><><><> Page 10 November 7, 1944 [Chicago] Hello, dear, Have you started planning what we're going to do that First day in Los Angeles? You'll have to move the date ahead a week. I got to thinking about what I said in that last letter about having as much time as possible for a change and decided it was a waste of that valuable time to stay here two weeks. So I talked to Paul yesterday and everything's all set.

Marian had formed her liberal convictions on her own, for her parents were conservative Republicans. We both admired President Franklin Roosevelt; looked benignly upon Russia, our military ally; and shared a deep distrust of Republicans, whose recent conversion to internationalism was suspect. Politics gave way to a discussion of service life over a leisurely dinner. We laughed about my effort to pull the door open between the cars until a soldier showed me it should be pushed, because by then I had told her what the Marines thought of dogfaces.

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