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S. Steinb Ens USNR
(CENSOR'S STAMP)

To
HEDDA STAFFORD
410 E. 50th ST.
NEW YORK N.Y.

From
S.STEINBERG Ens
O.S.S. Det. 
ACMFAPO 777 
40 Postmaster New York

March 12 1944

Dear Hedda,
Today is Sunday, I'm still in the Red Cross Club in the same town. It's a private house with tables for writing letters and the usual ping-pong table. It's cold and rainy, the streets are dirty and narrow, the house black, the people dressed in black as usual for South Italy. Italian soldiers in old rags or what's left of uniforms, short fat girls who all look like Nivola, British soldiers red-faced, silent, nailed shoes. By the way I stay more with British Officers because they won't ask many questions, won't be surprised about my special english and when you known them better are excellent boys. I have a dark empty room with a hole made by shrapnel or something and it's cold and dirty and I expect any moment to see Frankenstein opening the door. I'll be moving again in a couple of days or so and I'll try to write you as often as possible Love you, Hedda.
S.

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U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1943 16-28143-4
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