The American Red Cross has quietly and caringly provided assistance to the world throughout the past century. This is the story of Marion McCune Rice, a Red Cross nurse who served during World War I. Known as the war to end all wars World War I may have fallen short of that particular expectation, but it exceeded man's ability to perceive large scale human suffering by a long shot. The men who did the fighting and dying also did the majority of the suffering, but there was far more sacrifice than that made on the battlefield. Marion Rice saw a great deal more of it than the vast majority of the world and she saw it up close and personal. As a nurse in the American Red Cross she volunteered to serve in hospitals that received casualties from the front lines of the French and Belgian battleground. Her journals and photographs have preserved much of that story and now you can see a defining piece of her life and the war that changed her.
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