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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First World War.com, Edited by Michael Duffy., 2009.
Dupouey, Mireille, and Henri Ghéon. Lettres de Mireille Dupouey. Notes de Henri Ghéon.. Paris: Éditions du Cerf, 1940.
Ebbert, Jean, and Marie-Beth Hall. Crossed Currents: Navy Women from WWI to Tailhook. Washington, DC: Brassey's, Inc., 1993.
Eckstein-Schlossmann, Erna, and Lorenz Peter Johannsen. "Eigentlich bin ich nirgendwo zu Hause" : Aufzeichnungen. Berlin, Germany: Hentrich & Hentrich, 2012.
Udet, Ernst. Kreuz wider Kokarde: Jagdflüge des Leutnants Ernst Udet, Edited by Ernst Friedrich Eichler. Berlin: G. Braunbeck, 1918.
Eisenmenger, Anna. Blockade: The Diary of an Austrian Middle-Class Woman, 1914-1024. New York: R. Long & R.R. Smith, 1932.
Esina, T. V., T. A. Varnek, and Z. S. Mokievskaia-Zubok. Dobrovolitsy: Sbornik vospominanii. Moscow: Russkii put’, 2014.
Farmborough, Florence. With the Armies of the Tsar: A Nurse at the Russian front, 1914-18. New York: Stein and Day, 1974.
Farnsworth, Beatrice. Aleksandra Kollontai: Socialism, Feminism, and the Bolshevik Revolution. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1980.
Fawcett, Millicent Garrett. The Women's Victory and After: Personal Reminiscences, 1911-1918. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1920.
In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War, Edited by Sheila Fitzpatrick and Yuri Slezkine. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.
Fitzroy, Yvonne. With the Scottish Nurses in Roumania. London: J. Murray, 1918.
Friedmann, Berta Allatini. Ricordi e Impressioni, 1915-1919 . Livorno: S. Belforte & C., 1919.
Furse, Katharine. Hearts and Pomegranates: The Story of Forty-Five Years, 1875-1920. London: Peter Davies, 1940.
Gallagher, Jean. The World Wars Through the Female Gaze. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1998.
Gavin, Lettie. American Women in World War I: They Also Served. Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1997.
Gerhalter, Li, and Christa Hämmerle. Krieg-Politik-Schreiben: Tagebücher von Frauen (1918-1950) . Weimar: Böhlau Verlag, 2015.
Giacomelli, Antonietta. Dal Diario di una Samaritana: Ai Nostri Soldati e alle loro Infermiere. Milano: Solmi, 1917.
Giacomelli, Antonietta. Vigilie (1914-1918). Firenze: R. Bemporad, 1919.
Gleichen, Helena. Contacts and Contrasts. London: John Murray, 1940.
Gwynne-Vaughan, H. C. I. Service with the Army. London ; New York: Hutchinson & Co., Ltd., 1941.
Hall, Margaret, Margaret R. Higonnet, and Susan Solomon. Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country : The World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
Hallé, Guy. Là-bas avec ceux qui souffrent. Louviers: Ysec Editions, 2002.
Hallett, Christine E. Containing Trauma: Nursing Work in the First World War. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009.
Hamilton, Cicely Mary. Life Errant. London: Dent, 1935.
Hancock, Joy. Lady in the Navy: A Personal Reminiscence. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002.
Hari, Mata. The Diary of Mata Hari. North Hollywood, CA: Brandon House, 1967.
Hartney, Harold Evans. Up and at 'Em. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Sons, 1940.
Hewetson, Philip, Ruth Hewetson, and Frank Meeres. The First World War Letters of Philip and Ruth Hewetson In Norfolk Record Society ;; volume LXXVIII; Variation: Norfolk Record Society (Series) ;; v. 78. Norwich: Norfolk Record Society, 2014.
Lines of Fire: Women Writers of World War I, Edited by Margaret R. Higonnet. New York: Plume, 1999.
Higonnet, Margaret R., Ellen N. La Motte, and Mary. Borden. Nurses at the Front: Writing the Wounds of the Great War. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 2001.
Huard, Frances Wilson. My Home in the Field of Honour. New York: G.H. Doran, 1916.
Hunton, Addie W., and Kathryn M. Johnson. Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Eagle Press, 1920.
Hunton, Addie W., and Kathryn M. Johnson. Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces in France in WWI. New York: G.K. Hall, 1996.

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Hussey, Mark. Virginia Woolf and War: Fiction, Reality, and Myth In Syracuse studies on peace and conflict resolution; Variation: Syracuse studies on peace and conflict resolution. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1991.
Hutton, Isabel Galloway E. With a Woman's Unit in Serbia, Salonika and Sebastopol. London: Williams and Norgate, 1928.
Imperial War Museums. Imperial War Museums. London.
Jourdain, H. F. N. Ranging Memories. Oxford: Privately printed by J. Johnson at the University Press, 1934.

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