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    Strip of WWI Zeppelin Material; Three Letters from U. S. Soldiers in France, 1918. Three reassuring letters from our boys overseas, sent to family members anxious to learn their fate during The Great War. Dated April 7, May 12, and September 1, 1918 respectively, these brittle and heavily age toned letters and their accompanying transmittal envelopes offer a glimpse into the day-to-day activities, thoughts, and hopes of the average enlisted man. One soldier forwards a small piece of black fabric to his family, noting that it came from a zeppelin that crashed near his current location (no information as to the town's name), the summer before. Likely a portion of one of the zeppelin's inner gas bags, the 3.5 x 1.25" strip of fabric bears an impermeable black coating on one side. Condition of letters ranges from good to fine; fabric is fine.

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