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Field Hospital and Flying Column

Being the Journal of an English Nursing Sister in Belgium & Russia

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,192 / 104 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 893
Added to site: 2006.01.24
mnybks.net#: 10737
Genres: War, Biography, Health
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ther hospital at the end of the city, two in an ambulance station in the centre of Brussels, nine were taken over to a large fire-station that was converted into a temporary hospital with 130 beds, and two had been promised for a private hospital outside the barriers. It was a work of time to get the last two to their destinations; the Germans had begun to come in by that time, and we had to wait two hours to cross a certain street that led to the hospital, as all traffic had been stopped while the enemy entered Brussels.

It was an imposing sight to watch the German troops ride in. The citizens of Brussels behaved magnificently, but what a bitter humiliation for them to undergo. How should we have borne it, I wonder, if it had been London? The streets were crowded, but there was hardly a sound to be heard, and the Germans took possession of Brussels in silence. First the Uhlans rode in, then other cavalry, then the artillery and infantry. The latter were dog-weary, dusty and travel-stained--they had eviden

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