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Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) to my dear mother

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02679.25 Author/Creator: Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) Place Written: Paris Type: Typed letter signed Date: 14 November 1918 Pagination: 10 p. ; 22.5 x 29 cm.

The day the armistice was declared, Nov. 11, he took several phone calls in which they reversed the American Expeditionary Forces. Later the Italian army called saying they have 1 million Austrian prisoners and 200,000 horses and nothing to feed them with. He came up with a solution and outlines it for his mother. The next day they went to a medal ceremony with Scottish bagpipes. He includes a letter he received from William C. Dawes, the head of the English branch of the family. He thinks back to his father's experiences in the Civil War. Though they have not always gotten along with the British forces, they ended up great friends. It may be some time before he can leave for he has many responsibilities still.

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