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The Roses of No Man's Land

by Lyn MacDonald
Jan Boyd

Audiobook
'On the face of it,' writes Lyn Macdonald, 'no one could have been less equipped for the job than these gently nurtured girls who walked straight out of Edwardian drawing rooms into the manifest horrors of the First World War ...' Yet the volunteer nurses rose magnificently to the occasion; in this audiobook they get a chance to tell their own stories. In leaking tents and draughty huts they fought another war, a war against agony and death, as men lay suffering from the pain of unimaginable wounds or diseases we can now cure almost instantly. And it was here that women achieved a quiet but permanent revolution, by proving beyond question they could do anything. All this is superbly captured in 'The Roses of No Man's Land', a panorama of hardship, disillusion and despair, yet also of endurance and supreme courage.

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Publisher: Listening Books Permission Given By Penguin

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  • File size: 443262 KB
  • Release date: July 18, 2012
  • Duration: 15:22:57

MP3 audiobook

  • File size: 443262 KB
  • Release date: July 18, 2012
  • Duration: 15:22:41
  • Number of parts: 13

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

'On the face of it,' writes Lyn Macdonald, 'no one could have been less equipped for the job than these gently nurtured girls who walked straight out of Edwardian drawing rooms into the manifest horrors of the First World War ...' Yet the volunteer nurses rose magnificently to the occasion; in this audiobook they get a chance to tell their own stories. In leaking tents and draughty huts they fought another war, a war against agony and death, as men lay suffering from the pain of unimaginable wounds or diseases we can now cure almost instantly. And it was here that women achieved a quiet but permanent revolution, by proving beyond question they could do anything. All this is superbly captured in 'The Roses of No Man's Land', a panorama of hardship, disillusion and despair, yet also of endurance and supreme courage.

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