Transcribed letters to Mr. Ed Bradley, #11 & #18. From the World War
I Collection (AR0819).
The letter to Mr. Ed Bradley on Dec 22, 1918, by Sgt. B.F. Loveless describes,
rather frankly and graphically, the fighting that Sgt. Loveless experienced
during World War I. Much of the gruesome fighting that he shares involves the
innovative weaponry of the time such as machine guns, artillery shells, land
mines, and poison gases.
The letter to Mr. Ed Bradley on April 16, 1919 is from an unknown sender. The
letters in the Bradley collection are from multiple individuals, and with the
name cut off after the salutation, we cannot tell who sent the letter. In this letter,
the writer describes the loss of his best friend and others from his company, during
a battle on Hill 60, a battlefield in Belgium, which was fought over throughout the
war as it offered a valuable vantage point.
Find out more about the World War I Collection in the Finding Aid.