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Fanny Goes to War

(First Aid Nursing Yeomanry)

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Author: Pat Beauchamp
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,964 / 215 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.4
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 516
Added to site: 2005.08.14
mnybks.net#: 11237
Genre: War
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lock when we reached Bisley Camp, and I remember to this day the surprised look on the sentry's face, in the moonlight, as we marched through. It was always a continual source of wonderment to them that girls should do anything so much like hard work for so-called amusement. That march seemed interminable--but singing and whistling as we went along helped us tremendously. Little did we think how this training would stand us in good stead during the long days on active service that followed. At last a halt was called, and luckily at this point there was a nice dry ditch into which we quickly flopped with our backs to the hedge and our feet on the road. It made an ideal armchair!

We resumed the march, and striking off the road came to a rough clearing where the tent was already being erected by an advance party. We were lined up and divided into groups, some as stretcher bearers, some as "wounded," some as nurses to help the "doctor," etc. The wounded were given slips of paper, on which their particular "wou

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