The World War I Diary of Ella Jane Osborn, Army Nurse
Ella Jane Osborn, was originally from Wainscott, New York. She enlisted as an Army Nurse in January of 1918 and returned home in March 1919. She was stationed in the Lorraine region of France, near the German border. She traveled extensively, spending time in London, Paris, Cannes, Blois Monte Carlo, Nice, and Antibes. She discusses in great detail the rumors and news she receives regarding Allied victories and defeats, and the negotiations of the Armistice. Mostly her entries describe her daily schedule, chores she undertakes, and her social engagements. She also mentions a serious battle with what might have been the Spanish Flu during the pandemic of 1918.