Factbox: Famous volunteers of the First World War
(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...