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    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918]

    • 1918
    • After a period of leave, Hancock describes the environment aboard the ship taking her back to her station. She fondly recalls a recent visit with her family and misses them greatly.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918]

    • 1918
    • Hancock talks of the high number of French and English casualties due to the latest increase in fighting. She tells of the dinner she gave before the fighting increased, lists the people who attended, and tells how it ended with an air raid. She...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock, 1918]

    • 1918
    • Glory Hancock writes from France, but notes the possibility of moving at any time. She talks about working early in the morning and mentions visiting Don when he returns from leave.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie, 13 Feb 1918]

    • 1918-02-13
    • Glory Hancock writes to a Favie to congratulate him on his engagement and asks for more details. She says she will try to visit in May and is getting leave to go retrieve her diplomas and pin from Paris.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie, 18 February  1918 ]

    • 1918-02-18
    • Glory Hancock expects to be able to take leave in May if there is not a major offensive. She writes to her father's fiancé in hopes of expediting this process. Don is going to meet up with her soon.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1 July 1918]

    • 1918-07-01
    • Hancock writes about her trip aboard ship back to base and mentions several famous individuals she has met, including Lady Chetwynd, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and Captain A. Radclyffe Dugmore.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her Favie and Sylva, 20 July 1918]

    • 1918-07-20
    • Glory Hancock has returned from a leave in London and tells of her activities there; things have been quiet since she returned to Belgium. Hancock also notes she won't have leave again for eight or nine months and hopes that the war will be over...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918 ]

    • 1918-09-10
    • Hancock describes crowded conditions in the hospital, the low number of staff to care for the patients, and the exhaustion she feels at the end of her night shifts. She is tired of the conditions in which she is living, and is worn out mentally...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie and Sylva, 1918]

    • 1918-09-17
    • The conditions that Glory Hancock is working under are starting to wear her down, as she is "so sick of having people depend on me I could scream." She also discusses large artillery being removed from her village, her relationship woes with her...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Sylva(" 27 September 1918 ]

    • 1918-09-27
    • Glory Hancock expresses a desire for the war to come to a close as she is exhausted from working so hard. She requests a pair of brown shoes and states that she misses American cooking.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock, 1918]

    • 1918-10-07
    • Glory Hancock describes the horrific aftermath of a recent offensive. She says that the mud has become unbearable and is an impediment to patient care. She also visited Ypres and observed the ruins and debris of battle. She describes an advance to...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock, 1918 ]

    • 1918-10-26
    • Glory Hancock has moved into a formerly German-occupied hospital. She describes seeing corpses, skeletons, guns, and vehicles left on the battlefield.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Red Cross cottage in Norwich, England, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Uniformed men walk in front of the Red Cross cottage at "the broads" (on the water) in Norwich, England, circa 1943. Two boats are tied up in front of it, and another uniformed man stands on the porch.
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • [Bishop's Palace in Norwich, England, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Margaret Greene points up to the sign on the front of Bishop's Palace labeling it as the American Red Cross headquarters in Norwich, England, circa 1943.
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-03-18
    • Marshall is currently working in the scarlet fever ward, which she notes is very different civilian nursing. She also mentions hemming her uniforms while listening to the radio, getting vaccines, and nurses that have contracted measles and mumps.
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-05-04
    • Marshall lists the items she purchased at the PX; discusses potential birthday presents, including pajamas, a prayer book, and an identification bracelet; explains the information on her dog tags; and mentions that other nurses are leaving for...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-07-02
    • Marshall writes of intentions to cancel her Defense bonds because of the high cost and expresses displeasure at the current state of operations in her outfit, especially on spending money to decorate. She also mentions social activities including...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-08-03
    • Marshall is busy preparing for her transfer to the 32nd General Hospital, which appears to be bound for overseas duty soon. She has been issued more equipment and clothing, and lists things she has yet to acquire. Marshall briefly describes the...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers

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