Women's Autobiographies on the Age of First World War

This bibliography focuses on women's autobiographies, diaries and memoirs (as well as a few letter connections). These authors participated in and/or lived through various, Western armed conflict and wrote about their experiences in English, French, German or Russian.

The most important wars for this period include:

  • First World War (1914–18)
  • Russian Civil War (1917–22)
  • Irish War of Independence and Civil War (1919–23)

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Addams, Jane. "The Revolt Against War." In Women at the Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results, 55-82. New York: Macmillan, 1915.
Adıvar, Halide Edib. The Turkish Ordeal: Being the Further Memoirs of Halidé Edib. London: John Murray, 1928.
Allen, Mary S. Lady in Blue. London: Stanley Paul, 1936.
Veterans History Project. Washington DC, 2000.
Ashwell, Lena. Myself a Player. London: M. Joseph, 1936.
Asquith, Margot, Michael Brock, and Elanor Brock. Margot Asquith's Great War Diary 1914-1916: The View from Downing Street. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Asquith, Margot, and Mark Bonham Carter. The Autobiography of Margot Asquith. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922.
Astuto, Mercedes. I Vivi: Diario di Guerra. Roma: Comando del Corpo di Stato Maggiore (lab.tip.), 1935.
Bagnold, Enid. A Diary without Dates. London: William Heinemann, 1918.
Bek, Anna, and Anne D. Rassweiler. The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.
Bochkareva, Mariia, and Isaac Don Levine. Yashka: My Life as Peasant, Officer and Exile. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1919.
Bondfield, Margaret. A Life's Work. London: Hutchinson, 1948.
Boylston, Helen Dore. Sister: The War Diary of a Nurse. New York: Ives Washburn, 1927.
Britnieva, Mary. One Woman's Story. London: A. Barker, 1934.
Brittain, Vera, Alan Bishop, and Terry Smart. Chronicle of Youth: The War Diary 1913-1917. London: Gollancz, 1982.
Brittain, Vera. Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925. New York City: Penguin Books, 2005.
Brodsky, Alexandra Fanny. Smoke Signals: From Eminence to Exile. London: Radcliffe Press, 1997.
Butler, E. M. Paper Boats. London: Collins, 1959.
Cahill, Audrey Fawcett. Between the Lines: Letters and Diaries From Elsie Inglis's Russian Unit. Edinburgh: Pentland Press, 1999.
Cannan, May Wedderburn. Grey Ghosts and Voices.. Kineton: Roundwood Pr., 1976.
Chapman, Guy. A Passionate Prodigality: Fragments of Autobiography. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.
Church, James Robb. The Doctor's Part: What Happens to the Wounded in War. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1918.
Cipriani, Arthur Andrew. Twenty-five Years After: The British West Indies Regiment in the Great War 1914-1918. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad Publishing Company, 1940.
Clerici, Maria Antonietta. Al di là del Piave coi Morti e coi Vivi: Ricordi di Prigionia. Como: Cavalleri, 1919.
Cluett, Frances. Your Daughter, Fanny: The War Letters of Frances Cluett, VAD. St. John's, NL: Flanker Press, 2006.
Corbusier, Fanny Dunbar, and Patricia Y. Stallard. Fanny Dunbar Corbusier: Recollections of her Army Life, 1869-1908. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003.
Cornwallis-West, Mary Theresa Ol, and Desmond Chapman-Huston. Daisy, Princess of Pless. London: John Murray, 1928.
Courtney, Kate. Extracts from a Diary during the War. London: Victor Press, 1928.
Dadeshkeliani, Kati. Princess in Uniform. London: G. Bell & Sons Ltd., 1934.
De Frece, Matilda Alice Powl. Recollections of Vesta Tilley. London: Hutchinson, 1934.
Dorr, Rheta Childe. Inside the Russian Revolution. New York: Macmillan, 1917.
Douglas-Pennant, Violet Blanche. Under the Searchlight: A Record of a Great Scandal. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1922.
Duffin, Emma S., and Trevor Parkhill. The First World War Diaries of Emma Duffin: Belfast Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014.
Dupouey, Mireille, and Henri Ghéon. Lettres de Mireille Dupouey. Notes de Henri Ghéon. Paris: Éditions du Cerf, 1940.
Eckstein-Schlossmann, Erna, and Lorenz Peter Johannsen. "Eigentlich bin ich nirgendwo zu Hause": Aufzeichnungen. Berlin, Germany: Hentrich & Hentrich, 2012.
Eisenmenger, Anna. Blockade: The Diary of an Austrian Middle-Class Woman, 1914-1024. New York: R. Long & R.R. Smith, 1932.
Farmborough, Florence. With the Armies of the Tsar: A Nurse at the Russian Front, 1914-18. New York: Stein and Day, 1974.

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