After Hall returned to the United States, she wrote a memoir that she shared privately with friends and family. Published here for the first time, Hall's words offer a first-hand account of life on the Western Front in those last months of the war and its immediate aftermath. Balancing her deeply held convictions about the horror of this conflict with both wry humor and a sense of urgency, Hall's narrative gives the reader an unusually immediate and individualized testimony, one that rivals those of similar but better-known war memoirs, such as those by Vera Brittain and Edith Wharton.
The book features dozens of Hall's striking and never-before-published photographs, including of the movement of troops through town, women working just behind the front lines, and the landscape left when the war was "over." The pairing of Hall's remarkable images with her vivid reporting results in an invaluable, and uniquely personal, account of one of the most cataclysmic events in history.
Publisher: Massachusetts Historical Society
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 14 mm
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