[Interview of Helen Schwarz on her serivce in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during WWI].

Helen B. Schwarz says that she was motivated by patriotism to join the U.S. Army Nurse Corps an discusses her service during World War I in this oral history interview. Schwarz says that she was first sent to Fort Gordon in Georgia for training and later shipped to France to work in a hospital that...

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Corporate Authors: Women's Overseas Service League Oral History Project
Vincent Voice Library (digitizer,, current owner.)
Other Authors: Schwarz, Helen B. (Helen Brennan) (Interviewee)
Thompson, Betty, 1919-2004 (Interviewer)
Language:English
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Physical Description:1 online resource (1 audio file (11 min., 19 sec.))
Format: Electronic Audio Software
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Helen B. Schwarz says that she was motivated by patriotism to join the U.S. Army Nurse Corps an discusses her service during World War I in this oral history interview. Schwarz says that she was first sent to Fort Gordon in Georgia for training and later shipped to France to work in a hospital that was called "Base 114". Schwarz recalls her pay, her nursing duties, living in tents and barracks, her uniform, working twelve hour shifts and going AWOL with another girl to visit Paris. Schwarz says that obeying curfew was her biggest challenge in the military and that she enjoyed "every minute of her time in the Army. Schwarz is interviewed by Betty Thompson.
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Part of the Women's Overseas Service League Oral History Project.
Digitized by the G. Robert Vincent Voice Library of the Michigan State University Libraries.
Call Number:Voice 33891
DB33891 cassette
Playing Time:00:11:19
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Interviewee, Helen B. Schwarz ; interviewer, Betty Thompson.
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Recorded 1983 May 19