Four-year effort brings 'inspirational' WWII letters to life

Letter from Samuel Hayle to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Smith, circa 1944. [World War II Letters, C0068]

Columbia Missourian–Lt. Joseph Weber wrote to his colleague Thomas A. Brady from Germany months before World War II would end.

“Dear T.A.B.,” Weber began his March 18, 1945, letter.

“Keep cool, take a brief shot of whiskey and draw long on your pipe. This is just a friendly letter, and I’m not asking for anything-yet.”

So began one of the letters in the World War II collection that was published online this month.

The selection on the State Historical Society of Missouri‘s website contains...

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