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World War, 1939-1945; Letter writing; United States. Army
Davis talks about the opening of the Ingolstadt newspaper "Donau Kurier". Davis was called to interpret for a Col. in change of the newspaper section. Thank you note from Col A.V.S for Davis interpreting his speech. Davis' note on the back of the thank you from the Col. He says he had to interpret without any prior reading
Robert Davis 18107121
G237, Co. F., 3MGR
APO 403, % Pm, NY
Keep recommend Boston
U.S. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE 9 DEC 29 1945
Via Air Mail
Mrs. R. L. Davis
1619 Boston Ave
11 Dec 1945
Today was the opening of the Ingolstadt newspaper, the “Donau Kurier (courier).” There were a lot of speeches (lights have just gone out, but I’ll write in the dark”) and a big ceremony. made a pretty good speech, and I was called on unexpectedly to interpret also the speech of a Col. In charge of Newspaper Selection, Bavaria. He thanked me very warmly and gave me a note of thanks. Very nice, which I’ll send tomorrow.
I did pretty good at that.
Ingolstadt, 11 Dec
I want to put in writing my personal appreciation of your very important contribution to the success of the of the Donau Kurier. Your translating was beautifully done. I wish I could have done a tenth as well!
cx. Col. A.U.S.
This was the morning of the opening of the Ingolstadt Newspaper. The Col. had just spoken, and I had had to translate the formal speech of several minutes without benefit of previous reading. The old boy just sat right down and wrote this on the spot after the speech, which is a pretty decent thing for a Col. to do for a private.