Friends in Flanders: Humanitarian Aid Administered by the Friends' Ambulance Unit during the First World War

TitleFriends in Flanders: Humanitarian Aid Administered by the Friends' Ambulance Unit during the First World War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPalfreeman, Linda
Number of Pages223
PublisherSussex Academic Press
City, CountryBrighton
Abstract

The Friends' Ambulance Unit (FAU) was created shortly after the outbreak of war. The idea of the unit's founder, Philip J. Baker, was that it would provide young Friends (Quakers) with the opportunity to serve their country without sacrificing their pacifist principles. The first volunteers went to Belgium on 31 October 1914, under the auspices of the Joint War Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John of Jerusalem. The FAU made a sustained contribution to the military medical services of the Allied nations, establishing military hospitals, running ambulance convoys, and staffing hospital ships and ambulance trains, treating and transporting wounded men. (Amazon)

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