Two Brothers: Stories from the Front Lines of World War I

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Archaeologist and curator Timothy Kendall shares the story of his grandfather and great-uncle, who volunteered as ambulance drivers in the American Field Service during World War I. Serving in the Balkans and France, respectively, the Boston-born brothers documented their experiences in photographs and journals. Gloucester resident Abram Piatt Andrew founded the American Field Service with Beauport's Henry Davis Sleeper. The program continues with a talk by George King III of Norwich, Connecticut, who recently recreated a 1916 field hospital vehicle used during World War I in France using original parts and materials. The afternoon concludes with a viewing of select scenes from Our American Boys at War in Europe, the film Sleeper used to recruit volunteers and crucial funds for the effort.