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Sisters of the Somme

By Penny Starns

ebook 9780750968850

ISBN: 9780750968850

Published: 02-05-2016


Sisters of the Somme

By Penny Starns

ISBN: 9780750968850

Published: 02-05-2016

About This Book

Following the outbreak of WWI, the Order of St. John appealed for volunteers to train as frontline medical staff at a major volunteer field hospital in Etaples, France. One such volunteer was Lily Fielding. Despite her training she was ill-prepared for the stench of gangrene and other gruesome realities of war. This book is a heart-warming account of camaraderie and compassion based on the true stories of the VAD nurses who were at the Somme. “I am liking it here very much and could never have thought I would for a moment. Of course there will always be days when the horror of nursing unnerves one.” - Lily Fielding’s diary, July 1916.

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