Salvation Army hut, always at the front with our Doughboys, Rhine frontier


Title

Salvation Army hut, always at the front with our Doughboys, Rhine frontier

Alternative Title

Salvation Army hut

Description

Ask any doughboy who was at the front what he thinks of the Salvation Army and he grows enthusiastic. Nothing but praise is to be heard from all. Other welfare organizations have their supporters and their critics, but everybody has a good word for the work of the Salvation Army during the war. Quietly and unobtrusively they went into service—one scarcely knew they had started until he felt them at his side. There were no high-sounding claims ; no photos in the public prints ; no great campaigns for money ; no riding around in expensive automobiles ; no chartering of palatial hotels ; no parade ; no display. There was no cumbersome machinery. They simply crossed the ocean and got to work, confining their efforts principally to the front, where they were most needed. The Salvation Army's creed was "simple helpfulness." They had no other—all creeds, all races, any color, looked the same to them. Unselfish devotion marked their service. They shared the hardships of the men they served. Whatever was good enough for the doughboy was good enough for them. Without pretense, with simple, unaffected, good fellowship they gave what they had to offer. And the doughboy understood them, and liked them. We can see all this in the little group before us. Good fellowship is in the very air. Everybody smiles. The Salvation Army was the soldier's friend and for it our boys have a warm place in their hearts.

Medium

Extent

1 stereograph : b&w
1 gelatine silver print stereograph (8 x 15 cm) mounted on card (9 x 18 cm)

Rights

Copyright. The Keystone View Company
No known restrictions on publication

Relation

World War through the stereoscope

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Citation

Keystone View Company, “Salvation Army hut, always at the front with our Doughboys, Rhine frontier,” Monash Collections Online, accessed August 14, 2020, http://repository.monash.edu/items/show/25662

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