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Louisiana War Letters (2001)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2001-11-11

Duration: 00:25:53

Subjects: Military | Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.) | Civil War | World War I | World War II | Korean War, 1950-1953 | Vietnam War, 1961-1975


  • Sims, Ralph Host
  • Bush, Charles Writer
  • Bush, Charles Producer
  • Bush, Charles Director


A 2001 documentary featuring letters written by Louisiana soldiers to their loved ones at home during the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. It is hosted by World War II veteran Ralph Sims. The letters featured were written by: Civil War Confederate soldier Granville L. Anspaugh writing from Vicksburg, Mississippi; Civil War Confederate soldier W.E. Paxton writing from Corinth, Mississippi, a week before he fought in the Battle of Shiloh; World War I soldier Crit Rogers describing a 1918 Christmas Parade in France; World War I soldier George Purvis describing his work in the railway artillery and missing food from home; Korean War soldier John Roe describing being stationed near the 38th parallel; and Vietnam soldier Edward House describing the stress of war on his fellow soldiers. This documentary also features interviews with two World War II veterans, Annelle Bulechek Henderson of the Women Airforce Service Pilots and Quentin Annenson, a pilot in the 5th Air Force. Host: Ralph Sims