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American philanthropy during the Great War

Un magasin de la Croix-Rouge américaine distribue les colis pour les réfugiés à Nancy, le 1er mars 1918.
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To mark the centennial of the United States' entry into the Great War, the Musée de la Grande Guerre at Meaux is organising on the 3rd et 4th of April an international synopsium on the critical, yet not often examined, role American philanthropy played throughout the conflict.

American philanthropic organizations proved essential in rescuing civilians in the occupied zones of France and Belgium, assisting soldiers, and providing medical care and instruction throughout the war. They also contributed to post war reconstruction. Wealthy donors were not alone in these efforts. A large part of the American population joined in an unprecedented mobilization of volontueers and ressources.

The Musée de la Grande Guerre is assembling a distinguished group of European and American scholars to cover these topics over two days (3rd and 4th of April) of lectures and pael discussions. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

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Musée de la Grande Guerre Pays de Meaux, Rue Lazare Ponticelli , 77100 Meaux
Free entrance but reservations are strongly recommended
00 33 (0)1 83 69 05 63 / elena.legall@meaux.fr