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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Letter from Glory Hancock, 1918

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Object ID: WV0181.4.012

Description: Glory Hancock writes from France, but notes the possibility of moving at any time. She talks about working early in the morning and mentions visiting Don when he returns from leave.

Creator: Glory Hancock

Biographical Info: Glory Hancock, a nurse during WWI, worked in a hospital in Belgium from July 1918 to February 1919.

Collection: Glory Hancock Letters

Rights: It is responsibility of the user to follow the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Materials are not to be reproduced in published works without written consent, and any use should credit Jackson Library, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Full Text:

No I. Hopital d' Hoopstaeal Couirue des Gaines Anglaises Bruges

Darlings - How are you? We are very busy & I'm on night duty & I'm just hanging on from day to day trying to hold out as long as the war does.

Guess by Xmas if the war isn't finished Glory is. We may move on any time now--Ghent way. Moving is interesting but very chaotic & uncomfortable.

We all live scattered all over the town & come to work at 6.30 in the morning like the workmen its harrowing these cold dark mornings and when Peace does come nothing will induce me to be uncomfortable or even take an early train again as long as I live.

My best to you all and a big hug. Don is fine - I'm going down to see him if I can get away when he gets back from leave.

Write to me quick.

Glory