Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Sunday, February 21, 2021

General Pershing's Letters Home to His Son Warren


General Pershing and His Son Warren Back in Lincoln, NE, in 1920—Warren Had Spent the Post-Armistice Period with His Father in France

Read more of Pershing's letters to his son and learn about the documentary film Black Jack Pershing: Love and War, here:


  1. I notice that Pershing's letters to his son were all typed. Given Pershing's age, background and position, it seems likely that these were all typed for him by a HQ clerk.

    1. I noted in a March 1918 letter that Pershing encouraged his young son to work on his penmanship so that it would benefit him as an adult. Perhaps Pershing's own penmanship was poor, leading him to having his letters typewritten.