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on 22 July 2009
A great read. Diane Atkinson exposes the realities of the sacrifices these two courageous women made to care for the soldiers during WW1. She captures their spirits, their drive and determination. Not only did they make do, they made it happen, right there on the front line. I shared their highs and lows, the fun, the horrors, the glory, romance and the sadness they experienced.
The follow-up, after the war years, rounds off this read. How difficult it must have been to reintegrate into society after having such purpose in life. Turning the last page I felt I had known these women and shared something of their lives. It is a very personal biography. Highly recommended.