Impressions in Ink recently read and reviewed Nurses at the Front: Writing the Wounds of the Great War edited by Margaret R. Higonnet for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s a sample:
La Motte begins by describing the war as, “months of boredom, punctuated by moments of intense fright.” “The Front line has not moved,” “the air is stagnant” and “with much ugliness.” It is with these opening lines that the reader is thrust behind the curtain so to speak, of war and its aftermath. It is in its aftermath that nurses and surgeons care for the wounded.
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