Updates from the Veterans History Project (VHP): Home at Last: A Look at World War I Homecomings - Dispatch August 2, 2017

A Library of Congress summer fellow working with Veterans History Project (VHP) World War I collections examined service members’ reactions to and challenges of leaving the battlefield and returning stateside to their loved ones. The fellow, Irene Lule, recently wrote a guest blog post for “Folklife Today,” which highlights several reunion moments, including some of the veterans’ frustration with the modes of transportation and communication of the day. Lule also reveals why she found these stories detailing the human experience of war emotionally complex.
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