Ella Wheeler-Wilcox (USA) and May Sinclair (UK) I find rather special because they were not young women when they went to France with their respective Expeditionary Forces. Both Ella and May wrote accounts of what they witnessed when they returned home.
It is difficult for us to imagine what their journeys must have been like in those days when there were no Jumbo Jets and women still wore long skirts and high button boots and the famous 'bob' was a few years away.
I should like to thank Rich Edwards of the Ella Wheeler Wilcox Society in America for his invaluable help and encouragement. Here is the link to Rich's website: http://www.ellawheelerwilcox.org/
And I should also like to thank Rebecca Bowler of Sheffield University UK and Margaret Stetz, who is Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and Professor of Humanities at the University of Delaware, for their continuing support and encouragement of my project.