The ABCs of the V.A.D.

Illustrator Joyce Dennys and humorist Gordon Hampden collaborated on two books of humorous war time poetry. Dennys (1893-1991) was a V.A.D. during the Great War, and her role became a point of inspiration: The Voluntary Aid Detachment started in 1909 when the War Office placed on the British Red Cross responsibility for forming and training …

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