Film: Blérancourt: Anne Morgan.


Anne Morgan, right, with physician Rosalie Slaughter Morton, n.d. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div.

“She led us like a general.”
—An American relief worker on Anne Morgan

The short film below includes footage of Anne Morgan’s personnel from the American Fund for French Wounded/American Committee for Devastated France at work in France during World War I. Morgan (1873–1952), a daughter of financier J. P. Morgan, was the first U.S. woman commander of the French Legion of Honor, decorated for her WWI activities.

For further details about the AFFW/ACDF work (which includes letters, diaries, and photos), visit the Morgan Library’s online exhibition Anne Morgan’s War: Rebuilding Devastated France, 1917–1924. Life magazine published an appreciation in February 1952 after Morgan’s death in January.

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