12.30 AM. 10th June 40
My dear Lauretta & Junie;
I have just returned to my quarters after listening to President Roosevelt speech, that was a hony.
As you know by now Italy has just declared war on us, it’s one country we are not scared of. They were never any good and never will be; how I would like to go and fight them.
The President spoke from the University of Virginia, we were all in the Mess, and did we listen –
Do not get frighten about the Boches advance in France. No matter what happens to Paris, we’ll stop them on the Seine River.
I face the situation with a lot of confidence, we are ready, and we’ll stop them. — Pray hard.
and with U.S. with us we will win battle for civilization. I am on duty to-night as I do my sleeping in the day times. At no time in the last war was I as confident as I am now.
Don’t worry. I’ll be home alright, after we’ve settled this affair.
With lots of love to both of you.
A letter a day
Welcome! This site posts the Second World War letters of Brigadier Edmond Blais to his wife Laurette. One letter will be posted every day, in chronological order. The letters begin with then-Major Blais' Atlantic crossing in December, 1939.
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