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"Over and over have I heard officers and men comment upon our bravery…we tell them it is our duty and our country just as it is theirs, but they fail to see it. Always it goes back to, 'But you are women, it takes more heroism for you to do this.' It does not." (Letter to Parents, 8/9/1917)

   Nettie Eurith Trax
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Group portrait of the U.S. Army Base Hospital 18 staff [detail]
War: World War, 1914-1918
Branch: Army Nurse Corps
Unit: Base Hospital No. 18; US Army Hospital No. 2, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
Service Location: Savenay, Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, France
Rank: Nurse
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The transition from the esteemed Johns Hopkins hospital to field hospitals in France required fortitude on the part of Army Nurse Nettie Trax, but despite the dirt and limited medical resources, she found immense satisfaction serving with the American Expeditionary Forces. Her letters home convey not only fondness for her patients, but also her sense of achievement at making the most of wartime conditions. Referring to herself and her fellow nurses, she notes, "We do lots of impossible things now." Her letters also illustrate the expansion of her horizons as a result of her military service; during a furlough on the French Riviera, she writes that she "never had any hopes of seeing such places as this."

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Letter from Eurith Trax to Parents [August 9, 1917] Letter from Eurith Trax to Parents [August 15, 1917] Letter from Eurith Trax to Parents [August 25, 1917]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [September 1, 1917] Letter from Eurith Trax toFolks [September 17, 1917] Letter from Eurith Trax to Everybody [September 1, 1917]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [September 22, 1917] Letter from Eurith Trax toFolks [September 29, 1917] Letter from Eurith Trax to Folks [October 6, 1917]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Folks [October 12, 1917] Letter from Eurith Trax to Folks [October 28, 1917] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [November 4, 1917]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Folks [November 11, 1917] Letter from Eurith Trax to Folks [November 23, 1917] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [December 2, 1917]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [December 21, 1917] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [December 29, 1917]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [January 22, 1918]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [January 28, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [February 15, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [February 7, 1918]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [March 2, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [March 8, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [March 18, 1918]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [March 22, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [March 26, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother April 7, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [April 19, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [April 12, 1918]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [April 21, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [April 27, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [May 4, 1918]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [May 12, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [May 6, 1918] Letter from George Percival Trax To Folks [May 1918]
Letter from George Percival Trax To Folks [May 8, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [May 12, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [May 17, 1918]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [June 29, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [July 7, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [July 12, 1918]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [August 2, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to My Dear Little Um [August 8, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [August 14, 1918]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [August 25, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [September 1, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [August 4, 1918]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [September 5, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [September 16, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [September 21, 1918]
Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [September 27, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [September 30, 1918] Letter from Eurith Trax to Mother [2/21/1918]
  
 

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