A Nurse at the Front: The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton

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Edited by Ruth Cown and foreword by Michael Morpurgo.

Edith Appleton, known as Edie, was working as a professional nurse when war broke out in 1914. She immediately joined the military nursing services and spent the next four years treating dying and injured allied soldiers in France and Belgium, as they fought an entirely new type of war: one of horrendous living conditions, gas attacks and shell-shocked survivors.

A Nurse at the Front contains the fascinating diaries Edie kept of her experiences. Surrounded by death, she never lost her appreciation of life. Against the background of Ypres and the Somme, Edie writes unflinchingly, with clarity and even wit. We see the Great War through a new set of eyes in an acutely observed, courageous account of life on the front line of treacherous warfare.

 

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Paperback copy of A Nurse at the Front: The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton

ISBN: 9781849833660

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Weight 0.231 kg
Dimensions 20 x 13 x 2 cm

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