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"We raced for the next post with sparks flying all around us." (Memoir, page 4)

   Elliott Hugh Lee
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Elliot Lee in uniform
War: World War, 1914-1918
Branch: Army
Unit: Ambulance Corps
Service Location: France
Rank: First Lieutenant
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When the United States entered World War I, First Lieutenant Elliott Lee was a recent graduate of Princeton, and hoped to contribute to the war effort by becoming an officer in the Army--but at 6 foot, four and a half inches tall, he exceeded the maximum height for Officer Candidate School by half an inch. He was advised to join the U.S. Army Ambulance Corps, which had units soon to depart for France to be attached to the French Army. Working on the front during the Second Battle of the Marne in July 1918, he was eventually awarded three Croix de Guerre by the French government. His service to France did not end with World War I: following a career in business, he helped lead a relief organization dedicated to restoring the country after World War II.

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 Personal Correspondence (15 items)
Letter in French from Eduard Motte [11/28/1952] Letter from Eduard Motte [10/18/1952] Letter from the Mayor of St. Lo to "Madame la Directrice", Director of the AATF [American Aid to France] [7/4/1950]
Letter to Robert Blake from William B. Olmsted, Jr. [5/21/1951] Letter to General Dwight D. Eisenhower [9/29/1950] Letter to General Dwight D. Eisenhower [3/21/1950]
Letter to Drew Pearson [8/12/1949] Memo from William Phillips detailing his experience in Normandy after D-Day and the founding of the AATF [American Aid to France] Letter to Roger Seydoux, Consul General of France [2/9/1951]
Note from Edward Freehafer thanking Elliot H. Lee for the deposit of papers relating to AATF [American Aid to France] at the New York Public Library [1/27/1961] Correspondence with Charles P. Taft and Mr. Sheets Letter to Charles P. Taft including the minutes of the French Relief Fund [1/31/1944]
Letter from Mrs. David Randall-MacIver [12/18/1939] Franco-American Association for Assistance to Artists, a list of American members and board of directors [n.d.] A list of French members of the Franco-American Association for Assistance to Artists, list of members and board of directors [n.d.]
  
 Other Materials (29 items)
Biographical information for Elliot H. Lee AATF [American Aid to France] Facts and Figures for 1950 AATF [American Aid to France] Balance Sheet as of Dec. 31, 1949
Newsletter written by Bill Flemer to the Princeton class of 1916 [8/23/1967] List of officers and members of the National Committee for the Defense Against Tuberculosis Text of a speech in French on the cooperation of the AATF [American Aid to France] and the French National Committee for the Defense Against Tuberculosis [6/27/1950]
Invitation and menu for a luncheon at the Hotel de France, 7/10/1950 Record of payments by AATF [American Aid to France] in connection with the Saint-Lo hospital project [May 1951] Pamphlett from the first annual meeting of the American Relief for France [3/29/1945]
Volume 59 No 1 of "Laurels", a journal of the American Society of the French Legion of Honor [Spring-Summer 1988] Exhibit Catalogue, "Friends of France; The American Field Service with the French Armies 1914-1917, 1939-1945" Artifacts, two Ambulance Service uniform patches with a rooster depicted on them
Memo concerning the Franco-American Memorial Hospital at Saint Lo, France [11/10/1953] Minutes of the 64th regular meeting of the board of directors of AATF (American Aid to France, Inc.) [1/20/1954] Annual Report of AATF (American Aid to France) [12/31/1950]
List of Officers and Board members of the AATF (American Aid to France) [12/31/1950] Annual Report of AATF (American Aid to France) [12/31/1949] Minutes of the 45th regular meeting of the board of directors of AATF (American Aid to France, Inc.) [3/24/1949]
Annual Report of AATF (American Aid to France) [12/31/1948] Annual Report of AATF (American Aid to France) [12/31/1947] The Story of AATF (American Aid to France) [1945-1946]
Condensed Annual Report of AATF (American Aid to France) [12/31/1946] Pamphlett, "A wreath is not enough" The 1945-46 Budget of the National War Fund
Note from E.H. Lee [n.d.] A brief review of the organization of French relief in the United States 1939-1946 Letter from L. Hollingsworth Wood [6/16/1944]
Letter to L. Hollingsworth Wood [6/15/1944] Meeting minutes of the French Relief Fun, Inc. [5/13/1943] 
  
 

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