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The backwash of war : the human wreckage of the battlefield as witnessed by an American hospital nurse

Author: Ellen N La Motte
Publisher: London : Conway, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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The 'backwash' of Ellen La Motte's controversial book are the dirty, smelly, lice and disease ridden bodies of wounded French soldiers brought into her field hospital, 10 kilometres behind the Western Front of the First World War. They compose the 'human wreckage' of highly organised and industrialised warfare. Ellen La Motte's graphic and highly vivid studies of how modern weapons of war can truly wreck the human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Ellen N La Motte
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen N La Motte
ISBN: 9781844862580 1844862585
OCLC Number: 880304032
Notes: "The classic account of a First World War field hospital"--Cover.
Originally published: 1916.
Description: x, 186 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Heroes --
La patrie reconnaissante --
The hole in the hedge --
Alone --
A Belgian civilian --
The interval --
Women and wives --
Pour la patrie --
Locomotor Ataxia --
A surgical triumph --
At the telephone --
A citation --
An incident.
Other Titles: Human wreckage of the battlefield as witnessed by an American hospital nurse
Responsibility: by Ellen N. La Motte.

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Banned by the American government in 1918, this controversial book reveals the dirty, smelly, lice and disease ridden 'human wreckage' of highly organised and industrialised warfare.  Read more...

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