By Lawrence D. Collins
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Most impressive! And speaking of colors, the ship's wake seen from the stern is quite pretty. It is always therefifty feet wide and a couple of hundred feet longa healthier looking aquamarine than the faces of most of the men. Today about 3:30 those on deck could see two misty looking knolls of land way past the east horizon. Some three hours later the sea became smooth. Its color changed from indigo to a deep sky blue. Color films do not exaggerate this color at all. The knolls of land became several small islands whose west coasts must be thirty feet high.
Am glad you're out to see Gertrude. You'll certainly enjoy the trip and will find Gertrude most interesting. Be sure to look down from those high mountains. Happy day! I can walk into the post office in the nearby city and buy money orders. Am enclosing one for a Christmas present. Kiss the baby and your mirror. Page 18 3 Convoy: June 1943 June 11, 1943.
I was even more impressed with all of that than with the Empire State Building. And you might know, the lower Manhattan skyline is even prettier than the old hometown's. We also went over on Broadway and ate at a flossy cafe and bar called Longchamp's. The wine was good, the food excellent, and they clipped us for most of what we spenteight dollars. As regards boisterousness, the crowd was well behaved, but the guys and gals at the bar indulged themselves in considerable refined necking with their beer.
The 56th Evac. Hospital: letters of a WWII army doctor by Lawrence D. Collins