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Sisters of the Somme

True Stories from a First World War Field Hospital

By Penny Starns

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Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 28 April 2016
With First World War casualties mounting, there was an appeal for volunteers to train as front-line medical staff. Many women heeded the call: some responding to a vocational or religious calling, others following a sweetheart to the front, and some carried away on the jingoistic patriotism that gripped the nation in 1914. Despite their training, these young women were ill-prepared for the anguished cries of the wounded and the stench of gangrene and trench foot awaiting them at the Somme. Isolated from friends and family, most discovered an inner strength, forging new and close relationships with each other and establishing a camaraderie that was to last through the war and beyond. Based on the previously unpublished true stories of its nurses and medical staff, this book is a heart-warming account of the joys and sorrows of life in an extraordinary Somme field hospital.

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About the Author

Penny Starnshas a PhD in the history of medicine from the University of Bristol and is an established historian and writer. She is the author of "Odette: World War Two s Darling Spy," "Surviving Tenko: The True Story of Margot Turner," and" Blitz Families: The Children who Stayed Behind.""

EAN: 9780750961622
ISBN: 0750961627
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.9 centimetres (0.26 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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