A Russian lady-in-waiting’s memoirs of the court and revolution
After the Russian Revolution and the fall and murder of the ruling Romanov family in 1918, many books were written by those close to ..
Lena Ashwell & Ada L. Ward
The experiences of the pioneers of entertainment for troops
Troupes of entertainers visiting armed forces in areas of conflict are now a familiar concept, and the performers have become highly resp..
James W. Evans, Gardner L. Harding & Margaret Mayo
Putting on a show for troops who marched under the ‘stars and bars’.
Concert parties performing for soldiers on campaign were unknown before the First World War, but British entertainment troupes, ..
Ruth S. Farnam & Flora Sandes
An American and English Woman Serving in the Serbian Army During the First World War—Nation at Bay & An English Woman-Sergeant in the Serbian Army
by Ruth S. Farnam & Flora Sandes
An English and American woman in arms during the Great War
Accounts of woman who don the uniforms of soldiers to take their place in battle have always fascinated students of military history. In m..
D. M. C. & Sister M Antonia
The Irish Nuns at Ypres by D. M. C. & From Convent to Conflict or A Nun’s Account of the Invasion of Belgium by Sister M Antonia
Two accounts of faith and humanity
The ‘storm of war’ is apt epithet for conflict. Mankind dominates the planet and his science and ingenuity can raise great structures, transform landscapes ..
Monica M. Stanley & Olive M. Aldridge
Accounts of British Volunteer Nurses During the First World War—My Diary in Serbia April 1, 1915—Nov. 1, 1915 by Monica M. Stanley & The Retreat from Serbia Through Montenegro and Albania by Olive M. Aldridge
Volunteer British nurses on the Eastern Front
Despite the obvious tragedy of the First World War, it provided, as great conflicts invariably do, the catalyst for change in many aspects of European ..
Maud Mortimer, Olive Dent & Thekla Bowser
Accounts of the Voluntary Aid Detachment During the First World War 1914-18—A Green Tent in Flanders by Maud Mortimer, A V.A.D. in France by Olive Dent & Britain’s Civilian Volunteers by Thekla Bowser
Three accounts of the brave women volunteers of the V.A.Ds during the Great War
Although the wars of the later 19th century, such as the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, offer..
Pat Beauchamp & Grace McDougall
Two Accounts of the F. A. N. Ys During the First World War—Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp & A Nurse at the War by Grace McDougall
The F. A. N. Ys—first anywhere!
The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry was a female organisation formed in 1907. Its aim was not only to provide competent first aid on the battlefield put also to train its..
Agnes M. Dixon, Cairns Collection of American Women Writers & C. G. R. S. and A. G. S.
Three Accounts of Y. M. C. A. Volunteers Who Served During the First World War—The Canteeners by Agnes M. Dixon, Red Triangle Girl in France by Cairns Collection of American Women Writers & Betty Stevenson, Y. M. C. A Edited by C. G. R. S. and A. G. S
The cup that cheers
The First World War was considered the pinnacle in the development of warfare following the dawn of the industrial age. For the first time conflict on a global stage was fought ..
Yvonne Fitzroy & Eva Shaw McLaren
With the Scottish Nurses in Roumania by Yvonne Fitzroy & A History of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals (Extract concerning service in the Balkans) by Eva Shaw McLaren
Nursing on the Balkan front lines
At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, the founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals, Dr. Elsie Inglis, approached the British War Office with the suggest..
Aimée Bond & R. E. Vernède
the Letters of a British Airman and Soldier Written During the First World War—My Airman Over There by Aimée Bond & Letters to His Wife by R. E. Vernède
The war letters of a British pilot and of an officer of the Rifle Brigade
The letters of servicemen writing from fields of conflict to their families are always poignant, irrespective of the cause ..
L. K. Yates
Two Views of British Women Engaged in Supplying the Allied Effort During the Great War
The Woman’s Part
by L. K. Yates
Carry On: British Women’s Work in Wartime
The Women of the Great War
It has been a salient feature of twentieth century warfare that the industrial nature of conflict, combined with the huge number of men required and the numerous machines..
Helen Davenport Gibbons
A Lady’s Experiences in Turkey at the Time of the Armenian Persecutions 1909-1914
A witness to the Armenian Genocide
This is an unusual and riveting account by a young American mother who was living in Ottoman Turkey in both ‘Constantinople’ and Tarsus in Armenia during the open..
Mary King Waddington
A Lady’s Experience of the Great War in Europe 1914-1918
The Great War in France—a lady’s intimate view
Mary King Waddington was born in New York City. She married a French statesman, William Henry Waddington, his parents were naturalised citizens of Fra..
G. E. Mitton
The Incredible Account of Two Nurses on the Western Front During the Great War
The two heroines of the front line
This true story of the Great War is one of both remarkable events and outstanding human endeavour. Two British women, long time friends and motorcycling companion..