September 3, 1944 – 75 years ago in a WW2 M.A.S.H. Unit

September 3, 1944
Carpentras, France

No. 48 (continued)

Dear Folksies,

            Glad you are receiving the “Stars and Stripes” O.K. There are a lot of good things in them and many of them are worth saving. Am wondering how you like Maudlin’s cartoons – believe it is hard for those at home to realize true humor of much of his stuff, but it really hits the spot over here, because so many of us have seen just the things he depicts.

            That one he had about Anzio: “Here they was and there we was!” shows just the way things were there – the distance separating was only a “Spit and a Holler” as some have said. Over here ‘tis another story entirely.

                                                                                        Loads of love,

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Watch for the rest of this letter
September 4, 1944


René’s mentions this cartoon by Bill Maudlin that ran in “Stars and Stripes.”