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War-Torn Exchanges : The Lives and Letters of Nursing Sisters Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes

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Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes, an inseparable duo, set off from Montreal in June 1915 to serve as nursing sisters in the Great War. Over the next four years, the two cared for each other through sickness and health, air raids and bombings, unrelenting work and adventurous leaves.This thoughtfully curated collection of their letters home paints a vivid account of nursing through the battles of Gallipoli, Passchendaele, and beyond. Mildred and Laura were remarkably forthright, revealing how they relied on friendship, humour, and professional ethics to carry on in the face of mismanagement, discrimination, deprivation, and trauma.

Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Social Science, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of British Columbia Pr
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2016
TCIN: 52239519
UPC: 9780774832540
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-1984
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