Some of the hundreds of letters written during and after World War II, mostly by members of a single family — the Eydes of Rockford, Illinois. (Bill O’Leary / Washington Post)

Some of the hundreds of letters written during and after World War II, mostly by members of a single family — the Eydes of Rockford, Illinois. (Bill O’Leary / Washington Post)

Four brothers and hundreds of letters about World War II

Found in a storage unit, they capture the horrors of combat as witnessed by a family that served.

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