Encill Tener was a yeoman on the USS New Jersey in May of 1916. One day he sat down at his typewriter to write home, and the result was a mini time-capsule explaining the ups and downs of life in the US Navy during World War 1.
Gordon thought it would be fun to share this letter with our listeners, in particular because Encill was his grandfather. This week’s episode is a bit shorter than usual, but we think you’ll enjoy a unique glimpse into the daily life of a Great War sailor. For photos and whatnot be sure to visit Gordon’s blog.
Show notes and links:
- Abolition of slavery timeline
- Early American currency
- Battle of Waterloo (1815)
- Queen Victoria ascends throne (1837)
- Dazzle Camouflage – Sabotage Operations (The Great War YouTube channel)
- The Way I Heard it | Mike Rowe podcast (mikerowe.com)
- Frankenstein, the Baroness, and the Climate Refugees of 1816 (publicdomainreview.org)
- USS New Jersey (BB-16)
- Audible.com, the best place on the Internet for audiobooks. Listeners of The History Files can get a free audiobook download and 30 day free trial! Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.