Charles Joynt Is at Place
Where Charles Mortel Defeated the Saracens in 732
One of the Decisive Battles of the World.
June 26, 1918
How are all the folks at home? I am fine and dandy. I suppose you were
surprised when you found that I had started across. Did you receive the card
I mailed notifying you of the safe arrival of our ship? We had good weather
and a mild sea. I was not a bit sea sick.
This country is much different from the United States. It keeps one busy
looking around. The country is beautiful. We do not see large farms like
those in the United States. The land is divided into patches of perhaps an
acre and every inch of the patch is put to use.
The weather here is very fine. I hope it will continue so.
Do you know where Will Reinders was sent? We are still all together but I
think we shall soon be sent to different places.
I have not seen a frame building since I came to France. The houses and
other buildings here are of stone and cement stucco. The wagons and buggies
have only two wheels. They are drawn by one horse.
I wrote you a letter while on the boat. I hope you received it. Please tell
my friends to write to me. A word from the U.S.A. goes good over here. I shall
Hoping to hear from you soon.
Your loving brother,
Charles A Joynt
Second D.N. Co. F.
S.C. via New York
Care Chief Signal Officer.
Tours is one of the historic cities of France. It contains many
manufacturing establishments and a beautiful cathedral. It is the capital of
Indret-Loire, department of France. It was the site of Charles Mortel's
defeat of the Saracens on October 10, 732. It was the seat of the French
government when Paris was besieged in 1870.