[V-Mail] 1944 September 13 [to] Prof

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Title

[V-Mail] 1944 September 13 [to] Prof

Subject

India
Quality of life -- India

Description

Knudsen writes of being stationed in India and the filth, disease, poverty, and heat that he is faced with there.

Creator

Knudsen, Lawrence B.

Source

Wagner College Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

9/13/1944

Contributor

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Is Part Of

A complete index to the letters in this collection can be found here: http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Correspondence index.pdf

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

text

Identifier

Knudsen1

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Text

To:
Prof. Clarence Stoughton
Wagner College
Staten Island, N.Y.
From: 0-1041377
Lt L.B. Knudsen
Btry B, 843AAA AwB14
APO466, c/o Postmaster
New York, N.Y
9/13/44
Dear Prof.
Well, I’m overseas again. This time it’s India. Hope that the next move will be to the States and that it’ll be permanent. From all outward indications it looks as though it might be rather soon. Now as for this land, India, there is more disease, poverty, and filth then I here to fore thought possible. Where one reads of the many diseases that are prevalent one cannot help but shudder. I’m more afraid of them then the Japs. Thus far I’ve been fortunate though. We live in bashas - a bamboo hut with a thatched roof. They are quite comfortable keeping out most of the heat of day. I know that the temperature has gone above 110 degrees. Will try to keep you posted as to events here. Best of luck on the new semester.
Larry

Original Format

http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Knudsen1.pdf

Date Digital

2014

Citation

Knudsen, Lawrence B., “[V-Mail] 1944 September 13 [to] Prof,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed January 17, 2022, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/16325.