In the chapter titled Courtship by Mail there is a series of fascinating letters written by Anne Gudis to Samuel Kramer. These letters demonstrate how long distance romance was a rather difficult task. They were belligerent and argumentative; however, in the end it let to marriage. The courtship of these two was rather mischievous and caused Anne to writing a simple letter that led to “unsolicited attention”. The words “Go To Hell” where published in Yank which was a weekly magazine for enlisted men and caused a great scandal for Anne. Not only was she scolded for bringing down a man's confidence, but also for not living up to the “unwritten law” of how women should behave during war time. Her letter caused a great uproar in the state of New Jersey and great dismay in the military. After the incident Samuel's commanding officer wrote to Anne and was responded by a close friend. The correspondence between the two continued and is living proof that relationships aren't lost if the couple is separated; but, that the love continues to grow.
Litoff and Smith utilize a pictorial essay to illustrate the significance of writing a letter to the... [continues]
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