National Geographic : 2006 Dec
FLASHBACK Front Lines A Salvation Army "lassie" writes home for a wounded World War I soldier in 1918. "Ask an American doughboy if life would have been worth living at the front without the Salvation Army cook, comforter, and general utility cheerer," noted a November 1918 GEOGRAPHIC story on war efforts. "Told by the colonel of a regiment that she would be killed if she persisted in serving her doughnuts and cocoa to the men while under heavy fire," one Salvation Army worker said: "'Colonel, we can die with the men, but we cannot leave them.'" -Margaret G.Zackowitz t Flashback Archive See all the photos in Fun Stuff at ngm.com/0612. PHOTO:COL.E .J. PARKER NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN 0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBYTHE NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,1145 17THST.NW,WASHINGTON,DC 20036-4688.$34.00A YEARFOR U.S. DELIVERY,$6.00 PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDESPOSTAGEAND HANDLING).IN CANADA,AGREEMENTNUMBER40063649,RETURNUNDELIVERABLECANADIANADDRESSESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,PO BOX 4412STN. A, TORONTO,ONTARIOM5W 3W2. UNITEDKINGDOMNEWSSTANDCOVERPRICE£3.85.PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDAT WASHINGTON,DC, AND AT ADDITIONALMAILING OFFICES.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,POBOX 63002,TAMPA,FL33663-3002.MEMBERS:IFTHEPOSTALSERVICEALERTS USTHATYOURMAGAZINEIS UNDELIVERABLE,WEHAVE NO FURTHEROBLIGATIONUNLESSWE RECEIVEA CORRECTEDADDRESSWITHINTWOYEARS.