This card of Marseille was mailed by Pvt. Cal Knyrim from the 325th Engineer Combat Battalion to Pvt. Carl Hill at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in November 1944.
“Hi Zeke.- Well kid here I am somewhere in France. I had a pass and got a chance to visit Marseille. Things here are in a hell of a mess. Quite a bit of the city is damaged very bad. Some of the people here are in a bad shape too- many of them are starving and will do most anything to get food. A person can get almost anything for a few cigarettes, soap or chewing gum. I tried to get some stamps for your collection but all they have here are just the common ones but I’ll keep looking around until I find some good ones that you might not have in your collection. Well Carl I guess that is about all from here at present so I guess I’ll close your Pal Carl.”