Miss Beauchamp's War in Salonika

Title in English
Salonika and the Fire of 1917

Description
Miss Agneta Beauchamp was the Treasurer of Somerville College, Oxford, during the 1930s and she was a very close friend of my mother (an undergraduate at the college from 1941-43), to whom she bequeathed her most important papers. During the First World War, Miss Beauchamp (or 'Beechie' as she was known to us) served in Greece and as a result of her distinguished war work she was awarded the Croix de Guerre, amongst other honours. She was a witness to the Great Fire of Salonika in August 1917 and wrote a first-hand account, as well as keeping a newspaper report from the Balkan News, the first edition published after the event. Her passport is also a fascinating record of her extensive travels during the war.

Summary description of items
Passport; Hand-written account of the Salonika fire (23 sides); copy of the 'Balkan News'; Letters from a divan; newspaper obituaries, citations and photographs.

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ID
19509
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Number of items
37
Person
Agneta Beauchamp
Born: March 24, 1881
Died: March 14, 1970
Origin date
1917
Language
English
Keyword
Women
Front
Balkans
Location
Salonika
Contributor
Sarah Wedderburn
License
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Collection day
SOM01
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