Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

On the Fringe of the Great Fight

Cover image for


Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,305 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.8
LoC Categories: D, R
Downloads: 982
Added to site: 2006.11.21 15323
Genres: War, History, Health

This book is most interesting reading, giving the experiences o fa sanitary officer in the Canadian army forces from his entrance into the army in 1914, through the training period in Canada and at Salisbury Plain in England, and finally to the battle fields of France.

Show Excerpt

a bear cub and a monkey, the battalion mascots, amused the men for many hours at a time.

One night the officers gave a dinner party. The first plan was to invite no nurses at all. Then other counsels prevailed and invitations were to be given to a limited number. As this would have caused all sorts of petty jealousies and heart burnings, a compromise was effected by--asking them all.

The dinner was a great success. An eight-piece band, for which the instruments had been purchased the day before we left Quebec, had been practising assiduously on the upper deck for days with effects of a most weird character, and there made its first public appearance. With the aid of a pipe band it helped to drown the popping of corks and the various other noises due to the consumption of many bottles of champagne and hock. The dinner was followed by a dance and the nurses were allowed to stay up till midnight instead of being chased to bed at the usual hour of ten o'clock.

One of the unique and most inte



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Elin Barnes
Elin Barnes has done many different things in her life, like being a flight instructor, working for a criminal appeals lawyer and working for many big name technology companies in Silicon Valley (Microsoft, Google etc.). But the one thing that she never thought would actually happen is to write (and finish) a book. Her debut novel, Justification for Murder, has, in the meantime, earned rave reviews and grown into a series. As our author of the day, Barnes reveals why she picked Silicon Valley as the backdrop, her inspiration behind writing a biomedical thriller and how she went for ride-alongs with the San Jose Police Department.
Read full interview...