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The Roses of No Man's Land epub ebook

by Lyn Macdonald

The Roses of No Man's Land epub ebook

Author: Lyn Macdonald
Language: English
Publisher: Pan Macmillan; New Ed edition (April 19, 1984)
Pages: 318 pages
ISBN: 0333366476
ISBN13: 978-0333366479
Rating: 4.8
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Ships from and sold by RAREWAVES-IMPORTS. Lyn MacDonald produced an exceptional accout of medicine as practiced in the wilderness and swamps of France and Flanders during World war I. She has incorporated the experiences of all elements of the medical field, from surgeons to nurses of long experience to surgeons fresh from medical school and nurses fresh from the recent social round.

Lyn Macdonald's The Roses of No Man's Land is a compelling look at the women who risked their lives on the Western Front. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee.

THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE BBC DRAMA THE CRIMSON FIELD'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 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.

On the face of it,' writes Lyn Macdonald, 'no . Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.

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. 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.

Lyn MacDonald is a British military historian best known for a series of books on the First World War that draw on first .

She lives in London, England. "The Roses of No Man's Land", a chronicle of the war from the neglected viewpoint of the casualties and the medical teams who struggled to save them. "Somme", a history of the legendary and horrifying battle that has haunted the minds of succeeding generations.

Автор: Lyn Macdonald Название: The Roses of No Man& Land ISBN: 0241952409 ISBN-13(EAN) . This book captures a panorama of hardship, disillusion and despair, and also of endurance and supreme courage.

In leaking tents they fought another war, a war against agony and death. Yet the volunteer nurses rose magnificently to the occasion; in this book they tell their own stories.

Yet the volunteer nurses rose magnificently to the occasion; in this book they tell their own stories. ISBN13:9780140178661. Release Date:September 1993.

She lives near Cambridge, England. She was a BBC Radio presenter until 1973. The Roses of No Man's Land (1980), a chronicle of the war from the neglected viewpoint of the casualties and the medical teams who struggled to save them.

'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 book 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.It was here that young doctors frantically forged new medical techniques - of blood transfusion, dentistry, psychiatry and plastic surgery - in the attempt to save soldiers shattered in body or spirit. 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.
Reviews (7)
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Lyn MacDonald produced an exceptional accout of medicine as practiced in the wilderness and swamps of France and Flanders during World war I. She has incorporated the experiences of all elements of the medical field, from surgeons to nurses of long experience to surgeons fresh from medical school and nurses fresh from the recent social round. In all it is a phenominal effort. She has included not just British accounts but also the stories of Canadians and Americans (before and after the official entry of the country into the war in 1917). The reader finds surgeons performing complicated surgery by lamp and candle light and later digging graves for patients who did not survive their wounds. We read of the effects of early chemical attacks in 1915 and the effects on the men who received the bombardment for the first time.

What I found of interest was the tin mask shop. If you go back to Chariots of Fire, in one of the opening scenes, you see two war veterans and as I recall one of them was wearing a representation of one of the masks devloped in World War I.

Some of the medical developements from World War I continued at least into the 1980s. Dakin's Solution was developed to treat wound infectinos. I was working in a VA hospital in the mid 1980s and we were using the same solution for treating open ulcers on patinet's legs. I remember one man, a World War I pilot receiving treatment with Dakin's - developed during his time in the military and now being used to treat his leg 70 years later. Ironic that a WWI vet would receive treatment developed in WWI but also a testamony of it's effectiveness. Great stuff!

The stories from the nurses are what I found to be most interesting. These women, and a few men, were with the patients around the clock and got to know them. The stories they tell are at times amusing (patients teasing a new nurse) and then sad (a young soldier putting his thermometer in a hot water bottle to avoid a return to the front lines) and how the nurses handled these situations and more.

In all, I think this is a must read - if nothing else as a balance to the stories of the battles of World War I and the statistics of how many killed, wounded and missing. This book makes real people out of the numbers.

I highly recommend this book!

Usic
I found reading this book to be a bit tedious. The author makes very frequent use of letters and diaries that occupy nearly every page and sometimes continues for pages on end. I found this really annoying and to me this makes the narrative seem disjointed in a way. Although this may be a good source for what it was like on the medical end of WWI there are other books that are at least just as good if not better. I really wanted to like this book but I just couldn't. I practically had to force myself to finish it. I'm afraid that this is a book I cannot recommend.

Gogul
THE ROSES OF NO MAN'S LAND provides a history of the casualties and medical services of the First World War, through the oral history of the survivors: the medical personnel and the wounded soldiers.

It's not exclusively the VAD's experience that is covered - it's the nursing sisters; the doctors, the ambulance drivers, that Ms. MacDonald spoke to, who give us their experience. It's not exclusively the British experience either - the American medical personnel who volunteered before the U.S. entry into the war provide their stories.

And what stories they are. Expertly set forth by Ms. MacDonald and bracketed with her usual crisp and well-researched historical details, THE ROSES OF NO MAN'S LAND is essentially tragic but is also a testament to the strength and honor of these women and men, who "first did no harm".

GYBYXOH
This is an actual account of World War I from the British perspective. The story tells about the injuries and nursing that occurred during the battles. The stories of the nurses, patients, doctors, and ambulance drivers were based upon actual accounts. The horrible effects of the war on the human's subjected to horrific battle conditions was so good that I now truly understand the effects of this war. My grandfather fought in this War and I lost an uncle to the flu epidemic described in the book. It is a must read to anyone wanting a true picture of the effects of war.

Anarahuginn
Lynn captures the essence of the experience of though who fought to heal the bodies of the host of men who were wounded. So much interesting detail... In one passage she hears from a nurse in her later years who had served. The nurses hands - like pretty much all of the nurses from the front - were scared and crippled. Lyn explain why - it was from dealing with all the septic wounds. The nurses invariably got infections in tiny cuts on their own hands and this went on for some of them for four years.

FEISKO
The activities of the nurses in WWI has been long overlooked. Their exposure to the contaant bombing and continual parade of wounded soldiers required fortitude many of us would shy from. Some nurses did have a breakdown and that is understandable, but the majority served with as much dignity and courage as did the men on the front lines.

JoldGold
Great read. Would make a great movie. People today have no clue when these nurses and soldiers went through.

An amazing little known story, well documented

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