Harvey WIlliams portrait

Harvey Williams papers

April 29 - May 5, 1917: New York to Bordeaux, aboard the Touraine
May 9, 1917: Bordeaux to Paris
May 11, 1917: Paris, submarine encounter
May 17, 1917: Paris mucky-mucks
May 21, 1917: More (boring) Paris
May 24, 1917: First assignment; politics
June 3, 1917: On the road; bad food
June 7, 1917: Settling in, Verdun
June 12, 1917: He's bored, cooks a dinner
June 12, 1917: Mme. Lestelle
June 15, 1917: Complaining about food
June 20, 1917: New post; artillery and bombs
June 21, 1917: Chit chat
June 25, 1917: Interesting shells, work, trips etc.
June 27, 1917: German plane downed
July 5, 1917: Verdun devastation; auto accident
July 10 - 15, 1917: 17th birthday in the trenches
July 23, 1917: ..don't send sardines
July 24, 1917: Nice letter to sister
July 31, 1917: Munitions depot explosion, etc.
August 5, 1917: New hospital, tartaric acid lemonade
August 9, 1917: Thoughts on reenlisting
August 11, 1917: Breakfast menu
August 14, 1917: More war
August 19, 1917: More war, and gas
August 23, 1917: Rumors of a move
August 26, 1917: Small note, small attack
August 31, 1917: Re-up or what?
September 1, 1917: Dad, send cigars
September 3, 1917: Big bombs
September 11, 1917: Neighborhood under attack
September 11, 1917: Dear Grandpa (patriotic snooze)
September 15, 1917: Looking forward to leave
September 23, 1917: Under attack once more
September 27, 1917: Out soon!
October 1, 1917: What's next?
October 3, 1917: Yow! Closest call yet
October 5, 1917: Sis, I'm coming home!
October 12, 1917: Croix de guerre (order de corps a l'armie) 
October 17, 1917: Planning
October 21, 1917: Paris encore
October 23, 1917: More Paris
October 29, 1917: New job in Paris
November 2, 1917: Paris
November 7, 1917: Paris
November 18, 1917: Cable