Ernest Hemingway in Italy in 1918

23 Aug

Ernest Hemingway in Italy in 1918

The National Archives recently blogged about this great photo of Ernest Hemingway in Italy in 1918. Hemingway was an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross during WWI. That sounds a lot safer than being a soldier but it was actually a very dangerous job. Ambulance drivers were always in the middle of the battle picking up wounded soldiers while dodging bullets, bombs and land mines. Hemingway’s experience in WWI later served as the inspiration for his anti-war novel A Farewell to Arms.

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