Factbox: Famous volunteers of the First World War

Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:12am EST
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(Reuters) - Americans who achieved fame as writers, artists and businessmen volunteered to help the Allied Powers defeat Germany, both before and after the United States entered World War One in 1917:

>E.E. Cummings (1894-1962). American poet and painter. Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps, France, 1917. Imprisoned five months in France on suspicion of espionage.

>Walt Disney (1901-1966). American cartoonist, filmmaker and businessman. Enlisted in American Red Cross Ambulance Corps, September 1918, and served in France after Armistice.

>John Dos Passos (1896-1970). American novelist. Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps, France, 1917.

>Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) American author and journalist. American Red Cross, Italy, 1918. Wounded.   Continued...