American women in World War I: they also served by Lettie Gavin

By Lettie Gavin

Interweaving own tales with historic photographs and history, this full of life account records the background of the greater than 40,000 girls who served in aid and army responsibility in the course of global battle I. via own interviews and excerpts from diaries, letters, and memoirs, Lettie Gavin relates poignant tales of women?’s wartime reports and offers a special point of view on their growth in army provider. American ladies in international battle I captures the spirit of those decided patriots and their occasions for each reader and may be of certain curiosity to army, women?’s, and social historians.

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Thirty-five men were killed when the torpedo smashed into the Mount Vernon's boiler room, and the vessel seemed doomed. But every survivor rushed immediately to his post. Guns of the Mount Vernon barked. Engineers braved death to fire up the boilers. And the ship limped back to Brest. Page 8 Throughout her tenure as keeper of the logs, Miss Dunn zealously guarded her records and remained on the alert for souvenir hunters and espionage agents. "There must be a million dollars' worth of autographs on those pages," she said.

One suffrage leader, Harriot Stanton Blatch, commented joyously. "American women have begun to go over the top. " Esther V. " Many believe the Great War produced that special race of women. Now, nearly eighty years later, their voices call out for their story to be told, related here, by the women themselves. S. secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels made military history. And he also solved the tremendous manpower shortage that plagued the Navy in the spring of 1917 as the United States prepared to enter the war in Europe.

4. Letter from Sarah Story Oxner to Lettie Gavin, April 1, 1989. 5. Mrs. Henry F. Butler, I Was a Yeoman (F), Naval Historical Foundation Publication, ser. 2, no. 7 (Jan. 1, 1967), 3. 6. Excerpt from an address by Ambassador Josephus Daniels at the thirteenth annual reunion of The National Yeomen F in Chicago, September 27, 1939; The Note Book, newsletter published by The National Yeomen F, vol. 4, no. 8 (Sept. 30, 1939): 2. 7. Dessez, 50. 8. Daisy M. Pratt Erd file, newspaper clipping (unidentified, but probably the Boston Globe), included in archival material donated to the Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC.

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