THEY SENT ME TO ICELAND by Jane Goodell

THEY SENT ME TO ICELAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another phase of women at war, this story of a Red Cross Recreation worker, sent to Iceland with ten others at the start of the war, to establish centers, put on programs for the camps, and break the monotony, the loneliness of that isolated out-post. Their first sailing from New York to Halifax and back to Boston when they missed their convoy; a second sailing some weeks later and arrival to face a diet, plumbing, heating and general living conditions which left much to be desired. Their duties ranged from scrubbing floors to writing letters for the boys, darning socks, sewing on buttons, and landing a sympathetic ear. They brightened up life for the boys who found the local girls as cold as their climate. A good job, relayed with humor and vim. The first view of that front.

Pub Date: Dec. 2nd, 1943
Publisher: Ives Washburn