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The fighting up front is very violent and people coming from the beachhead have quite a story to tell. I've been thru a few airraids only. The cities are crowded with every kind of people, mostly British and then the same sort of Frenchman, Arabs or Italians in American uniforms. The Italians look very depressed in every kind of uniform anyway and theyr only ambition is to go in America after the war. Italy is ready for a very violent internal struggle that sooner or later will happen. I'm not too optimistic about the whole situation especially today because I don't feel too well. I'll send you a description of the whole thing, I feel like writing about it and you are the only reader of mine, kind and fine girl. I feel sometimes that my letters are too simple but its curious how no ideas remain in my mind but only facts, only things connected with life and especially my life.  My Memory simply refuses to take care of general truth found now & then in people's words. Dear I love you and that is my truth and detail and life and never mind the interesting letters from me, I'm just going to be simple and quiet as much as I can and remind me all the time (when married together) to be that way.  LoveyouS.
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