The story of Toul is the story of the development of the civilian work of the American Red Cross in the department of the Meurtheet-Moselle. The little walled city surrounded by some of the most formidable fortifications in France has never in times of peace been a place of great importance. In times of war, however, Toul has always figured largely in the events of the day, and has proved the backbone of the defense of old Lorraine. Now, in the fourth year of the war, when America enters the world's struggle and seeks through the activities of the American Red Cross to show to the French people the depths of their admiration and sympathy, we find that Toul has become the center about which all the civilian relief work naturally groups itself.
ENVIRONMENTS NEAR TOUL
From the top of the hill of Dommartin on which our barrack hospital rests,