Synopses & Reviews
Mary Borden worked for four years in an evacuation hospital unit following the front lines up and down the European theater of the First World War. This beautifully written book, to be read alongside the likes of Sassoon, Graves, and Remarque, is a collection of her memories and impressions of that experience. Describing the men as they march into battle, engaging imaginatively with the stories of individual soldiers, and recounting procedures at the field hospital, the author offers a perspective on the war that is both powerful and intimate.
About the Author
Born in Chicago, Mary Borden set up a hospital unit on the Western Front during the First World War, for which she was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Government. She went on to have a distinguished career as a writer and is the author of numerous books, including Flamingo and Jehovah's Day.