A Duffle Bag Diary of An American Red Cross Worker in France

Ellis E. Wilson
1939 The Annals of Iowa  
There was a similarity in the tasks of most American Red Cross workers who went overseas during the World AVar Period, 1914 to 1918. It was nearly a year later before A. E. C. activities lessened. The experience of one laborer in its ranks tells the story of many. Similar duties brought like ordeals. True there were often personal contacts which made particular impressions. A daily record hurriedly written could only be a jumble. A hop, skip and jump dairy, A duffel ])ao: into wliich was thrown
more » ... promiscuously each day's doings and observât i on.s. Comrades are now widely scattered, yet in my memory there abide many names, several distinctive personalities, and numerous kindly faces. My early training being somewhat puritanical, may ex]>]ain some of my impressions.
doi:10.17077/0003-4827.6061 fatcat:mvyk63av35civlszhbczd4ig7m