PLAIN PEOPLE: The Fervent Angel

When World War I broke out, no one responded more fervently to the cause of France than pretty, earnest Kathleen Burke of London. First she raised $4,000,000 for Allied hospitals, then she went to France as a war nurse, was wounded at Verdun, gassed at Valenciennes, and made 18 Atlantic crossings during the height of the submarine peril. When the war was over, she had won a permanent place in the hearts of Frenchmen. They called her "The Angel of France."

Later, Kathleen Burke married another friend of France, Los Angeles Artist (portraits and murals) Girard van Barkaloo...

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