31.12.1916: Sur les traces de Jean Chaput | Tracking Jean Chaput | Auf den Spuren von Jean Chaput

+ Trois photos d’un album de Jean Chaput. De la collection du Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace.

+ Three photos from an album of Jean Chaput. From the Collection of the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace.

+ Drei Fotos aus einem Album von Jean Chaput. Aus der Sammlung des Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace.

 

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26.12.1916: Bernard’s Windy Christmas | Bernards windige Weihnachten | Le Noël venteux de Bernard

Transcription:
 

[P. 1]
26.12.16

Dear old Dad,

Very many thanks for your last two
letters. The one I received today, the other crossed
my last to you. About H.B’s offer to you
certainly don’t take it. You know what you
always said of Private work, “at everybodys {sic}
beck, and call”. Besides your present
position is much more befitting your dignity
than a junior partner. I do hope you won’t

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14.12.1916: Peter und die Lage in Polen | Peter and the Situation in Poland | Peter et la situation en Pologne

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Hamborn, d. 14.XII.16.

Liebe Eltern, Geschw. u. Oheim!

Muß Euch doch eben noch ein wenig erzählen.
Heute Morgen bekam ich ein Briefchen von Bruder
Math. und gleichzeitig schickte er mir ein Brief zurück,
den Mutter mir am 4. Dezember geschrieben hatte.

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08.12.1916: Bernard Sees Mud | Bernard sieht den Schlamm in den Schützengräben | Bernard voit de la boue

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[P. 1]
8/12/16
Saturday

Dear old Dad,

Very many thanks for the “primus” which
came yesterday, also the refills. Mary’s cake
too has just arrived, so please thank her for
me I will write in due course.
About Vin. As he is so very backward I should
be inclined to let him stop on. Chev. cannot be
so dud than he is unable to give Vin a good
grounding. Anyway I don’t think it would be worth
sending him to a tip top man until he is able
to take in more advanced, and therefore, more
skilled teaching. I should put it to him like

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