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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Jünger, Ernst. Der Kampf als inneres Erlebnis. Berlin: Mittler, 1922.
Kennard, Lady Dorothy. A Roumanian Diary 1915, 1916, 1917. London: Heinemann, 1917.
The Personal Diary of Nurse De Trafford 1916-1920, Edited by Martin Kevill. Sussex: Book Guild, 2001.
Memory and Memorials: The Commemorative Century, Edited by William Kidd and Brian Murdoch. Aldershot, Hants ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004.
King, Olive, and Hazel King. One Woman at War: Letters of Olive King, 1915-1920. Carlton, Vic. ; Portland, OR: Melbourne University Press , 1986.
Klein, Yvonne. Beyond the Home Front: Women's Autobiographical Writing of the Two World Wars. New York: New York University Press, 1997.
Kollontai, Aleksandra. Letopis’ moei zhizni In Vremena i nravy; Variation: Vremena i nravy. Moscow, Russia: Academia, 2004.
Kollontai, A. 1872-1952. The Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman. New York: Herder and Herder, 1971.
L'Isle, Adèle de. Leaves from a V.A.D.'S Diary. Elliot Stock: London, 1922.
La Grange, Cleḿentine de Chaumon, and Mélanie Lind. Open House in Flanders, 1914-1918 : Chateau de la Motte au Bois,. London: John Murray, 1929.
La Mission du Centenaire. La Mission du Centenaire, 2014.
Lasky, Kathryn. A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen In Dear America; Variation: Dear America. New York: Scholastic, 2002.
Lawrence, Helen Bulovsky, Brooke B. Cameron, and Janice C. Collins. Finding Helen: The Letters, Photographs and Diary of a WWI Battlefield Nurse. s.n. : s.i. , 2014.
Leroux, Marc. Canadian Great War Project., 2004.
Little, Arthur West. From Harlem to the Rhine: The story of New York's Colored Volunteers. New York: Friede Publishers, 1936.
Lombard, Jean. An Irish Woman in Czarist Russia. Ultimo, N.S.W.: Halstead Press, 2010.
Lunn, Joe. Memoirs of the Maelstrom: A Senegalese Oral History of the First World War. Portsmouth, NH ; Oxford, UK ; Capetown: Heinemann ; James Currey ; David Philip, 1999.
Lyster, Marie, Henry Newbolt Lyster, and Ian Lyster. Among the Ottomans : Diaries from Turkey in World War I. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011.
MacNaughton, Sarah Broom. A Woman's Diary of the War. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1915.
Marlow, Joyce. The Virago Book of Women and the Great War, 1914-18. London: Virago Press, 1998.
Matthews, Caroline Twigge. Experiences of a Woman Doctor in Serbia. London: Mills & Boon, 1916.
McMaster University. Peace and War in the 20th Century. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Mierisch, Helene. Kamerad Schwester 1914–1919. Leipzig: Köhler & Amelang, 1934.
Millard, Shirley, and Adele Comandini. I Saw them Die: Diary and Recollections of Shirley Millard. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1936.
Muehlen, Ellen Von zur. In God's Hands: A Noblewoman's Struggle for Survival in War and Revolution. Cornelius, NC: Warren Pub., 2007.
Myers, Charles S. Shell Shock in France, 1914-1918. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1940.
Nowosielska, Zofja. W Huraganie Wojny: Pamietnik Kobiety-Zołnierza. Warsaw: Druk. Literacka, 1929.
Palmer, Svetlana, and Sarah Wallis. Intimate voices from the First World War . New York: W. Morrow, 2003.
Perduca, Maria Luisa. Un Anno d'Ospedale, Giugno 1915-Novembre 1916. Note di un'Infermiera.. Milano: Treves, 1917.
Petrone, Karen. The Great War in Russian Memory. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011.
Piłsudski, Aleksandra, and Jennifer Ellis. Memoirs of Madame Pilsudski. London: Hurst & Blackett, 1940.
Pless, Daisy, and Desmond Chapman-Huston. Daisy, Princess of Pless. London: Murray, 1928.
Porter, Grace Cleveland. Mammina Graziosa. New York: Privately Printed, 1917.
Porter, Anna Horsbrugh, Elena Snow, and Frances Welch. Memories of Revolution: Russian Women Remember. London: Routledge, 1993.

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