#AWW2019 Louise Mack
- Author: Louise Mack (1870-1935)
- Title: A Woman’s Experiences in the Great War
- Genre: non-fiction
- Published: 1915
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- In 1914 when war broke out Louise Mack was in Belgium
- where she continued to work as the first woman
- war correspondent for the
- Evening News and the London Daily Mail.
- This book is her eye-witness
- …account of the German invasion of Antwerp.
- 28 September – 10 October 1914 (1 week and 5 days)
- While I read to this book I had to think of
- …the difference between Marie Colvin (1956-2012)
- foreign affairs correspondent for the British newspaper
- The Sunday Times and Louise Mack (1870-1935).
- While the Zeppelin returns to attack Antwerp
- I read Louise Mack saying:
- “…I saw my powder puff. I saw my bag.”
- “…no slippers came under my fingers,
- and I wanted slippers
- in case of going out into the streets.“
- I must just accept that this book
- …was written more than 100 years ago.
- Weak point: choppy writing style.
- Strong point: The chapters 46-47 were of special
- interest for me (I live in Netherlands)
- They describe Louise Mack’s impression
- of the Dutch welcoming
- …Belgium refugees after the fall of Antwerp.
- Good eye-witness reporting.
- …but very outmoded.
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