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5.0 out of 5 stars
Nursing the wounded, 8 July 2013
A charming story of a volunteer nurse in the first world war, this book has none of the mud and blood horror of the trenches but is fascinating account of what life was like in the field hospitals set up in northern France. Tents blow away, night duty is dreaded, convoys of patients arrive and, when sufficiently recovered, are dispatched back to 'Blightly' ie England. If you want sex or adventure don't buy this book. A mild flirtation with a doctor, with a walk in the woods to pick wild flowers is the most you'll get. But if you are happy with a genuine account written up day by day, with delightful little sketches, and told entirely in her own words, by a young woman who dedicated the whole of her short adult life to caring for the wounded, this would be a gentle and moving read.