Having left Paris for Majorca in 1915 “to forget the war a little,” Gertrude Stein (b. February 3, 1874 in Allegheny, PA, d. July 27, 1946 in Paris) and her partner Alice B. Toklas returned to their adoptive country in 1916 to join the war effort.
relief supplies to hospitals around France from 1917 until the end of the war. In
Wars I Have Seen (1945), written
during WWII in her signature style, Stein put the 1914-1918 war in a larger