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Albert Bally's World War I letters to home

Series produced by WTIP

Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives 

At age 20, Albert Bally left his college studies in Milwaukee to enlist in the U.S. Army. His letters home to Grand Marais over the next two years follow the highlights of America's World War I experience. With directness and sometimes humor, Al's letters illuminate the challenges of communication and the suspense faced by American families who waited weeks for every precious letter to make it home.

The features range from three to six minutes long, and each contain a sample of Albert Bally's letters home, read by WTIP's Sterling Anderson


9 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives.
2017 marks the 100th year anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Albert Bally from Grand Marais, Minnesota enlisted in the Army ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:35
Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
2017 marks the 100th year anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Albert Bally from Grand Marais, Minnesota enlisted in the Army ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:20
Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
2017 marks the 100th year anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Albert Bally from Grand Marais, Minnesota enlisted in the Army ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:52
Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
2017 marks the 100th year anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Albert Bally from Grand Marais, Minnesota enlisted in the Army ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:08
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
2017 marks the 100th year anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Albert Bally from Grand Marais, Minnesota enlisted in the Army ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
2017 marks the 100th year anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Albert Bally from Grand Marais, Minnesota enlisted in the Army ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
2017 marks the 100th year anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Albert Bally from Grand Marais, Minnesota enlisted in the Army ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
2017 marks the 100th year anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Albert Bally from Grand Marais, Minnesota enlisted in the Army ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society archives
2017 marks the 100th year anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Albert Bally from Grand Marais, Minnesota enlisted in the Army ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1