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Abstract for “A Rose in Picardy”

Prior to her death the author was a member of the Society, which published extracts from her diary in 1984.  It was written mostly in pencil and often by the light of a hurricane lamp in a bell tent.  We read of the reactions, mental, emotional, and physical, of a young woman in her early twenties during the years 1916-18 when she was a VAD ( Voluntary Aid Detachment  ) nurse serving with the army at Bramshott ( Hants ) and then in France.

The account is somewhat harrowing in parts, but such was the nature of the War to end all Wars.

The book has 43 pages and a map.