Friends Ambulance Unit Collected Records
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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Overview and metadata sections
Friends Ambulance Unit; FAU; a volunteer ambulance service founded by individual members of the British Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in line with the Quaker peace testimony; operated from 1914-1919, 1939-1946 and 1946-1959 in 25 different countries around the world; independent of the Quakers' organization and chiefly staffed by registered conscientious objectors; founded as the Anglo-Belgian Ambulance Unit at the start of World War I in 1914 and later renamed Friends Ambulance Unit; the FAU was wound up in 1946 and replaced by the Friends Ambulance Unit Post-War Service, which continued until 1959.
- International relief
- Reconstruction (1914-1939)
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Civilian relief
- World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Society of Friends
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious Objectors -- Great Britain
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief
- World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Society of Friends
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious Objectors -- Great Britain
- Conscientious Objectors -- Great Britain
- Society of Friends -- Charities
- Society of Friends -- War relief and reconstruction
- Society of Friends -- International assistance
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research without restrictions.