Record

LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)YMCA/K/1/6
TitleGreen Book 4C (France)
Extent82 items
Date1914-1918
DescriptionThe photographs and other items in this Green Book largely relate to the YMCA's work in France. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by place or subject, followed by a series of miscellaneous photographs arranged under the subject headings of huts, maps, Princess Victoria, the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) and YMCA.

The places represented in this volume include Treport which feature YMCA tents, YMCA workers and also views of the town, huts and workers at Wimereux and the Hugh Taylor hut at an advanced veterinary camp. More generally, there are sketches and views of different types of hut, representing different forms of construction and photographs of unidentified shelled and bombed huts and maps of France showing the location of the YMCA's huts.

There are a number of photographs of YMCA leaders, staff and patrons including group photographs of a conference at St Omer, two of YMCA headquarters staff based with the 5th Army and another of the first YMCA staff at the front; together with photographs of a number of named YMCA leaders and staff including J. J. Virgo and Oliver McCowen and of Princess Victoria with some lady workers.

The work of the Women's Army Auxiliary Service, established in January 1917 is also featured.
NotesFrom the evidence of the contents listing, there are a small number of photographs are missing from this volume: a photograph of Princess Victoria and lady workers, a photograph of WAAC lady ambulance drivers in France, and a photograph of a Secretaries or Hut Leaders' conference'.
Access StatusOpen