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Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War
Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War
176 pp.
Pub date: October 29, 2010
Rights: World
Goose Lane Editions & NBMHP
Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War
Shawna Quinn (Author)

Through ear-splitting, thunderous explosions and fearful eerie flashes in the distance, the nurses of the Canadian Army Nursing Service in World War I waited for the inevitable arrival of wounded soldiers. At the Casualty Clearing Houses, they worked at a feverish pace to give emergency care for bleeding gashes, broken and missing limbs, and the devastating injuries of war.

Exploring the many ways in which trained and volunteer nurses gave their time, talents, and even their lives to the First World War effort, Shawna Quinn considers the experiences of New Brunswick's nursing sisters — the gruelling conditions of work and the brutal realities they faced from possible attacks and bombings. Using the letters, diaries, and published accounts of Agnes Warner, Quinn paints a complete picture of the adventurous young women who witnessed first-hand the horrors of the Great War.

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