World War I army nurse Louise Marie Liers (pictured at the top) is just one of the women profiled in the DIY History project. Her volunteer-transcribed letters, originally sent from Nevers, France, to her family in Iowa, mostly implore her parents not to worry about her. Occasionally, however, the horrors of war make their way through.
"When I see their horrible wounds or worse still their mustard gas burns or the gassed patients who will never again be able to do a whole day’s work — I lose every spark of sympathy for the beasts who devised such tortures and called it warfare," she wrote.
Thrilled to see our Louise Liers papers featured in this NBC blog article about transcription crowdsourcing!! For more info on the Iowa native and WWI Army nurse, see the links below: