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Robert D. Davis

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12-26-1945

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letter, correspondence, army, World War II

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World War, 1939-1945; Letter writing; United States. Army

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Davis introduces a "clever poem" that was in the Munich Paper. It is a satire saying that all Nazis are rats leaving the sinking ship. Translation of the poem. Newspaper clipping titled "46 Are Feared Dead in Blast".

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Cpl. Robert D Davis 18107121

G237, Co F, 3rd MGR.

APO 403

% Pm. N. Y.

Xmas at Ingolstadt

U.S. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE 9 DEC 26 1945

22

AIR

Mrs. R.L. Davis

1619 Boston

Muskogee, Oklahoma

Dear Folks: This is a rough translation of a clever poem that appeared in the Munich paper. It is a satire on the fact that all Nazis are rats leaving the sinking ship. Everyone “had” to join, or was “secretly” opposed.

Love, Bob

The Old Song:

KLOT2

What do I have to experience now?

There never was such a thing as the Party!

Also there were no Nazis,

Because nobody was a member.

“People only thought I was,”

“I have only had to superficially join up.”

Tones every one of those wonderful figures, from heaving HERO’S breasts.

What do I have to hear next?

Only what I always thought:

There never was anything so cowardly, as the Nazis without power!

Letter from Munich, 1945 December 26

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