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Holly Frederick Reynolds Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-09-13

Duration: 00:16:31

Subjects: Reynolds, Holly Frederick | World War II | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | American Red Cross


  • Lefebvre, Marian Interviewer
  • Reynolds, Holly Frederick Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 13, 2007, with Holly Frederick Reynolds, a worker with the Club Services section of the American Red Cross during World War II. She discusses: the role of the American Red Cross in providing special services for the military during World War II; her orientation in Washington, D.C.; her voyage to Great Britain on the RMS Aquitania; her duties planning parties, games, sightseeing tours and other recreational activities for servicemen on their leave in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England; her ride on a Higgins Boat to tour the USS Augusta; and her voyage home at the end of the war.