Donut Day History - In 1917 The Salvation Army joined World War I by sending over young volunteers, or Lassies, to help the soldiers. These Lassies served coffee and donuts to the men, and eventually became known as Donut Girls.
Evangeline Booth, first woman General of The Salvation Army. Daughter of founders William & Catherine Booth. Evangeline Booth was born in London on Christmas Day in 1865 to a family that believed women and men could be used equally by God.
Flora Sandes: A Female Soldier in the First World War Back home in England, the Suffragettes were demanding votes for women. Flora Sandes was already in uniform fighting, as a British woman on the front line of World War One.