Dear Mother & Father,
I'm still at the same replacement camp in Germany. Although I am considered to be in a combat zone, it is relatively safe.
The first few nights we slept in pup tents. Large tents were put up and we moved into them. We had no bed, but I have long adapted myself to sleeping on the ground. Three days ago I built a bed out of logs. This bed feels as comfortable as any I've slept in. We had no fire the first week and it was getting pretty cold. We constructed a fie place out of bricks. This provides a little heat. All in all I'm fairly comfortable. Love, Harold
P.S. I haven't received any letters.
November 3: The Japanese launch more than 9,000 hydrogen balloons with incendiaries attached, sending them on westerly winds to North America. Fewer than 300 of the balloons will reach their targets, but one is found and detonated in Oregon, killing a woman and five children.
November 5: German forces round up 200 Dutch citizens in the town of Heusden. The Germans barricade them inside the town hall and blow up the building.