Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, 3 August 1918
This handwritten letter was from Army Private George Stewart during World War I. The letter was sent to his grandfather, A.J. Jones, who lived in Algona, Iowa, and was written August 3, 1918.
Transcript of Private George Stewart's Letter from World War I
- How does George describe to his grandfather his experiences so far while serving in France? What details does he point out that relate to how he feels about his experience?
- How does he compare his time in France to living in the United States? Why do you think he brings this up to his grandfather?
- How is George’s letter similar to the letter written by Estle? What are some differences? Do you think they both share a common view of serving their country? Why or why not?