The Backwash of War

The Backwash of War❰Reading❯ ➻ The Backwash of War Author Ellen N. La Motte – Bluevapours.co.uk The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse This war has been described as Months of boredom punctuated by moments of intense fright The writer of these sketches h The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse This war has been described as Months of boredom punctuated by moments of intense The Backwash PDF or fright The writer of these sketches has experienced many months of boredom in a French military field hospital situated ten kilometres behind the lines in Belgium During these months the lines have not moved either forward or backward but have remained dead locked in one position Undoubtedly up and down the long reaching kilometres of Front there has been action and moments of intense fright have produced glorious deeds of valour courage devotion and nobility But when there is little or no action there is a stagnant place and in a stagnant place there is much ugliness Much ugliness is churned up in the wake of mighty moving forces We are witnessing a phase in the evolution of humanity a phase called War and the slow onward progress stirs up the slime in the shallows and this is The Backwash of War It is very ugly There are many little lives foaming up in the backwash.

Ellen Newbold La Motte – was an American nurse journalist and author She began her nursing career as a tuberculosis nurse in Balti Maryland and in The Backwash PDF or volunteered as one of the first American war nurses to go to Europe and treat soldiers in World War I In Belgium she served in a French field hospital keeping a bitter diary detailing the horrors that she witnessed daily Back i.

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  • The Backwash of War
  • Ellen N. La Motte
  • 05 March 2016
  • 9781421426716

10 thoughts on “The Backwash of War

  1. Alex Gergely says:

    A moving horrific sarcastic slimy uncomfortable wonderful account of WWI and it’s “backwash” as told from a nurse near the trenches La Motte is so smart and so precise and I’m sad I hadn’t heard of her until now I hope this new editionbio brings her some deserved attention and sparks new scholarship

  2. Stacey-girl says:

    This book was definitely an interesting read There is no rah rahlook at us winning the war stories in this book The stories are honest deep and at times heart crushing A few of her stories left me sad and bothered after reading them She definitely shows the real side of war Its an excellent read I understand why her book was banned for awhile after the war They wouldn't have wanted people to know exactly what it was like in wartime What their husband father brother son was going thrgh when in the trenches I think books like these are important to read as they remind us about the human side of war

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