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Book review: Compassion and dignity in the Second World War

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A very private diary: Nursing in wartime A very private diary: Nursing in wartime

A book for anyone interested in nursing history, A very private diary: A nurse in wartime, uses extracts from the diary of a nurse who served for seven years during the Second World War. Mary Morris was 18 when she arrived in London from a rural area of Ireland to begin her training as a nurse. Shortly after she arrived, the war broke out. Her diary provides an insight into the thoughts and experiences of a frontline nurse who treated victims of the Blitz and casualties of the war in Europe.

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