Jesse writes his aunt and uncle about being in Japan. He gives his opinon of Japanese soldier fighting strategies, and he describes some of the horrors he has seen. He also speaks ill of the indigenous people, saying they are dirty and ignorant, and he describes their burial practices.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Correspondence; Japanese occupation, 1942-1945; Strategy; Funeral customs
Digital reproduction of a 5-page letter
Hillary A. H. Richardson
Box C613, folder 10
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Ellard, Jesse, "Letter from Jesse Ellard to Sam H. and Pauline Smith; August 8, 1945" (1945). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 551.