Postcards from Grenoble

November 1, 1918 – Postcards to Robert’s father, mother and sister:

Dear Dad,

This is a fine trip. Saw Mount Blanc yesterday.

Shall hate to go back to the front again, but will never forget the trip.

Love, Rob

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Mont Blanc is 70 miles northeast of Grenoble. It’s the tallest peak in the Alps. La Dent Gerard (Gerard’s Tooth) is one of the Trois Pucelles (Three Maidens), a noted climbing destination overlooking Grenoble. This picture comes from a blog written by a French climber and outdoorsman.

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Dear Mother,

You can look down thousands of feet from on top of these mountains.

Washed my face + hands in snow yesterday.

The whole trip is wonderful.

Love, Rob.

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Dear Ruth,

This is where a lot of chamois gloves come from. How would you like to see the Alps?

I’m having the time of my life.

Rob

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