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Samuel P. Fay's Diary (1) | Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs

 
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Samuel P. Fay's Diary (1)
Date:
1915 May 8- July 5
Description:
This diary details Samuel P. Fay's travel to France and time in Paris with the American Ambulance Hospital, including his trans-Atlantic voyage, anecdotes related to purported German atrocities (such as the bayoneting of Belgian babies), general impressions of wartime Paris, and diversions when not on duty (such as dining out or attending shows at the Opéra-Comique.)  Fay also recorded his experiences at the American Ambulance Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, including living conditions, retrieving wounded at La Chapelle (the freight area of the Gare du Nord train station in Paris), transporting patients to local hospitals and convalescent facilities outside Paris, impressions of the wounded, and details of medical treatments and operations.
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Unbound diary containing 23 8.5"x11" sheets of paper. The cover sheet is handwritten; the remaining pages are typed and one-sided. The diary also includes a handwritten note about the diary on a 4" x 4"piece of paper.
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1_053_1
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Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs
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Photographed by staff at The Center for Jewish History in New York, NY in 2015.
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This diary cannot be reproduced outside the guidelines of United States Fair Use (17 U.S.C., Section 107) without the advance permission of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs.  In the event that this diary becomes a source for publication, a credit line indicating the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs is required.
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