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Nursing in World War I: the French Experience

Soldier helped by two nurses. missing name, ODbL http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/, via Wikimedia Commons

Writing a credible historical novel is like doing an obstacle course with your hands tied. A significant challenge for me in writing The House at Zaronza was to find out about nursing from a French viewpoint on the Western Front during World War I, where about a third of the novel is set. Countless books exist about “the war to end wars” but few of them give much space to French experiences of nursing.