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Sisters of the Somme True Stories from a First World War Field Hospital by Penny Starns
  

Sisters of the Somme True Stories from a First World War Field Hospital

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Based on the previously unpublished true stories of its nurses and medical staff, this book is a heart-warming account of the joys and sorrows of life in an extraordinary Somme field hospital.

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Sisters of the Somme True Stories from a First World War Field Hospital by Penny Starns

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.

About the Author

Penny Starns has 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.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th April 2016

Author

Penny Starns

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Publisher

The History Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

History
World War One Literature
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First World War
Military life & institutions
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780750961622

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