Newsnote: “More of World War I and the community in France: The Berceau.”

 

This postcard image from 1914 depicts one of the student dormitories at the Berceau of Saint Vincent de Paul (near Dax) temporarily transformed into a military hospital (hopital auxiliaire). Daughters of Charity from the orphanage and hospice served as nurses. In the left hand lower corner a confrere (wearing a biretta) plays a board game with one of the wounded soldiers. This postcard was recently acquired by the Vincentiana collection at the Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University in Chicago.

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