Letter from HG to Gertrude Stein; original in Stein collection, Beineke Library, Yale

Letter from Gertrude Stein to HG (page 1) ; copy in Beineke Letter from Gertrude Stein to HG (page 2); copy in Beineke This was the last view of a prisoner before execution. (see PP&T February 26).

The guillotine in the execution chamber at Wolfenbutel (see PP &T February 25).  Just opposite was an altar with cross.  They gave you a minute to pray and then placed you on your back under the guillotine.  This enabled you to watch the blade descend.  The original french version placed you face down.

These prisoners were too weak to be moved after we liberated the camp. (see PP&T, February 26) The former guards are peering out of the middle window where they are being held as prisoners. (see PP&T, February 26) This sign is similar to the one described in the July 21,1944 letter.  I guess the army thought it was such a good idea that they did it again. Major Lewis (seated) and Colonel McGimsey (standing) inside our Normandy chateau. Superman in background. (see June-September, 1944).
Les Lieber's letter to Life magazine. (see March 30, 1945)

German prisoners unload supplies at the Rothschild Chateau, Paris. (See October 18 and 22, 1944) The Freret children, Maurice, Rolande and Claude.  Mrs. Freret did my laundry.  They are the family who found the unidentified paratrooper and buried him on their property. (See July 1, 1944)  There was not much left of Valognes.  This town in Normandy was discussed twice in Saving Private Ryan. Life magazine had an artist recreate Omaha beach one year after D-Day.  After we came ashore, the beachmaster told us to wait for the rest of our company.  We sat down, removed our packs, and leaned against this bunker for about fifteen minutes. It was featured in the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan. 
The House of Commons was devastated by a direct hit during the Battle of Britain. (see March 24, 1944)

After the House of Commons was badly damaged during the bombing, the Commons met in the House of Lords, a much smaller chamber. (see March 24, 1944) In 1919, American-born Lady Nancy Astor became the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons. She and Sir Winston Churchill irritated one another.  During one of their exchanges she said, 'Winston, if you were my husband, I'd put arsenic in your coffee; to which he retorted, 'Madame, if I were your husband, I'd drink it!'  (see March 24, 1944) My brother, Gilbert. (See March 9 in PP&T) My sister-in-law, Mildred. (see March 9 in PP&T)