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Alice in France

Alice in France: The World War I Letters of Alice M. O’Brien, Edited by Nancy O’Brien Wagner

My grandaunt Alice M. O’Brien volunteered with the Red Cross during World War 1 and wrote letters home detailing her experiences building a car, serving in canteens, driving for supplies, and caring for wounded soldiers in the hospitals. She reports regularly of the bombs flying overhead and the courage of the allied troops in vivid, telling prose.

My sister, historian Nancy O’Brien Wagner, has edited Alice’s letters, annotated them with pertinent historical facts,… Continue reading