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Lest We Forget

November-December 2014


“One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I, a group of European Harvard alumni felt the need to recognize the sacrifice of their predecessors one last time before the events of that war are consigned to the archives of distant history,” writes Douglass M. Carver ’59 in his editor’s introduction to The Harvard Volunteers in World War I: One Hundred Years After. Sponsored by the Harvard Clubs of France and the United Kingdom, his book reprints and meticulously updates and expands upon the 1916 volume The Harvard Volunteers in Europe: Personal Records of Experience in Military, Ambulance, and Hospital Service, including a prefatory essay by Saltonstall professor of history Charles S. Maier (see page 55). More than 1,100 Harvard and Radcliffe affiliates were involved in the war; 385 died as a result. Carver’s Roll of Honor adds six more names to the list of the dead long engraved in Memorial Church. His book—a “Centennial monument to the Harvard community”—is available from Amazon.com.

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