By Arlen J. Hansen,George Plimpton
They left Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Michigan, and Stanford to force ambulances at the French entrance, and at the killing fields of global warfare I they realized that struggle used to be no position for gents. the story of the yankee volunteer ambulance drivers of the 1st international battle is considered one of gallantry amid gore; manners amid insanity. Arlen J. Hansen’s Gentlemen Volunteers brings to lifestyles the whole tale of the menand womenwho shaped the 1st ambulance corps, and who went directly to redefine American tradition. a few have been to develop into legendsErnest Hemingway, e. e. cummings, Malcolm Cowley, and Walt Disneybut all have been a part of a new release looking whatever better and grander than what they can locate at home.
The struggle in France beckoned them, promising glory, romance, and break out. among 1914 and 1917 (when the USA formally entered the war), they volunteered by means of the hundreds of thousands, forsaking collage campuses and prep colleges around the state and forsaking an the United States decided to not be drawn right into a European war.” What the volunteers present in France was once carnage on an remarkable scale. here's a spellbinding account of a amazing time; the legacy of the ambulance drivers of WWI endures to this day.
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