The Quiz: Where did Hemingway serve as an ambulance driver in WWI?
As an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross toward the tail end of World War I, Hemingway ferried troops and supplies to and from the battlefield. At one point, he was injured by Austrian mortar fire but still managed to help a fellow wounded soldier — a heroic act for which the Italian government gave Hemingway the Silver Medal of Valor. His experience of the war formed the literary foundation of his masterwork novel “A Farewell to Arms,” published in 1929.
The correct answer to this quiz is Italy.