- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (24 Jun. 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 014017866X
- ISBN-13: 978-0140178661
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 656,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Roses of No Man's Land Paperback – 24 Jun 1993
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The tale is allowed to tell itself without any frontal assault on the emotions, and is all the more stirring thereby (Observer) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Lyn Macdonald is one of the most highly regarded historians of the First World War. Her books tell the men's stories in their own words and cast a unique light on the experiences of the ordinary 'Tommy'. The Roses of No Man's Land, Somme and They Called it Passchendaele have been recently reissued by Penguin. She lives near Cambridge. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
Focusing primarily on the medical side to the First World War, it includes accounts from a wide scope of individuals, from American surgeons and pioneers, to Ambulance drivers (male and female) and of course the Nurses and VAD's serving abroad as well as 'at home'.
It makes fascinating and often, heart breaking reading.
The wounds sustained during the first world war, were predictibly horrific, but what this book focuses on is the people who strived to save all those that they could, working endless days and nights in often cramped and freezing conditions. However, very little complaining is heard throught these accounts. They are a tribute to the strength of the human spirit and, in this case, unusually, the strength of the women under supreme pressure, as opposed to the often covered plight of the Tommy.
It would be very interesting to see a book in similar format focusing on the Nurses and Medical Officers during the first world war on the German front, I'm sure that it would tell a similar story but it would be another fascinating read I am sure.
I would highly recommend this book - it is well written, thoroughly researched and an addictive read.
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Very informative and well written. Not really to my taste as it was very much a documentary of the nurses and their experiences and I much preferred Vera Brittain's Testament of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by MR COLIN SUTHERLAND
It is on my Kindle and this is THE book to read of the 1WW without politicians and generals.Published 11 months ago by Andrew Wright
Most people's abiding image of the First World War VADs probably stems from Vera Brittain and her Testament of Youth. Read morePublished 11 months ago by C. Ball
Not finished it yet. But it was highly recommended and I am enjoying it - although I am not sure that enjoying is the right term for this subjectPublished 12 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
Just what my husband wanted. Good description and brilliant service.Published 14 months ago by deaf as a post
The book gives a new insight into the war as if from backstage. The work of doctors and nurses is often mentioned, but hardly ever detailed enough in other WW1 books to really... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Eva Szoke
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