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January 1919: Published

It’s been a while since our last post, but here it is: Cap’s journal entries from January 1919. By this time the war has been over for a solid two months, and the grind of post-war bureaucracy is starting to set in. Cap shows a clear anxiousness to get home, and the winter weather doesn’t seem to help.

Despite the grind, Cap manages to take in the beauty of the French countryside. He even discusses an excursion he took to Paris, where he finally sees all those “good looking women of France.” Toward the end of the month, Cap describes how General John J. Pershing, commander of the AEF, visited to personally review the Division. Despite his usually restraint, Cap couldn’t help but comment on the general’s obvious “political aspirations.”

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