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Lauren Willig: Band of Sisters

Presented by Salem Athenaeum at Salem Athenaeum—online, Salem MA

Mar 25 2021
Lauren Willig: Band of Sisters

Author Lauren Willig discusses the little known, true story of the Smith College Relief Unit, a group of determined Smith Alumnae who charged off to France to bring humanitarian aid to French villagers behind the front lines at the height of WWI.

In 1917, the women of Smith College went to war. Author Lauren Willig discusses the little known, true story of the Smith College Relief Unit, a group of determined Smith College Alumnae who charged off to France to bring humanitarian aid to French villagers right behind the front lines at the height of World War. Battling French bureaucracy, German shells, and a British army that didn’t believe in women in their war zone, the Smithies persevered, saving thousands of lives in the face of a

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