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Trucking to the Trenches

Letters from France June-November 1917

 

Written with graphic and humorous touches, these letters, by a young American truck-driver of the American Field Service, give a somewhat exaggerated picture of life near the front.

'Books by Field Service Men', The History of the American Field Service in France, "Friends of France", 1914-1917, Vol. III, p. 555.

  • Publication Year: 1918

Turmoil

A volume of light and serious verses written in France, 1917-19, by one of the co-authors of En Repos and Elsewhere.

'Books by Field Service Men', The History of the American Field Service in France, "Friends of France", 1914-1917, Vol. III, p. 554.

 

 

  • Publication Year: 1919

Un Souvenir de Solférino

This is the book that led 1863 to the establishment of the Committee for Relief of the Wounded, the precursor of the International Committee of the Red Cross (founded 1876) and to the Geneva Convention of 1864.

Henri Dunant first published the book 1862, at his own costs, and widely distributed it among the political leaders in Europe. Since, Un Souvenir de Solférino has been reedited countless times and translated in numerous languages.

  • Publication Year: 1863

Verse

A collection of poems published previously in four separate volumes. One group, "With the Armies of France" is made up chiefly of verses written in France and while the author was a member of Section Nine. With sincerity and success they express the fine fire of the French Army.

'Books by Field Service Men', The History of the American Field Service in France, "Friends of France", 1914-1917, Vol. III, p. 554.

  • Publication Year: 1920

War Letters of an American Woman

Marie Louise van Vorst was born 1867 in New York City. With her sister-in-law, Bessie McGinnis van Vorst, she wrote The Woman Who Toils (1903) about their undercover experiences as factory workers.

Around 1900 she moved to France and in 1914 volunteered with the American Ambulance at the Lycée Pasteur in Neuilly. This book is a collection of letters to friends and relatives depicting her life in those war days.

 

  • Publication Year: 1916

War Work, Harvard Men in Hospital Work

Harvard Graduates Magazine, September 1915, pp. 227-231

Elliott Carr Cutler (1888-1947) was a surgeon. Harvard A.B. 1909, M.D. 1913.
In March 1915 he joined the Harvard Medical School Unit of the American Ambulance Hospital at the Lycée Pasteur where he served for three months. Two years later he returned to France and served in the Army medical corps.

  • Publication Year: 1915

Williams College in the World War

... on January 11th, 1917, the sum of $1,600.00 was subscribed at the College for the purchase and maintenance in France for one year of a Williams ambulance. Additional subscriptions amounting to $12,000.00 were secured at a Williams meeting attended by about eight hundred people and held in the ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York on May 18th; contributions made by alumni and friends of the College, both before and after the meeting, increased the total to $19,600.00, a sum sufficient to provide sixteen ambulances for the American Field Service.

Excerpt from first chapter 'Our Book of Remembrance'.

  • Publication Year: 1926