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By Janet Butler

The awesome wartime reviews of apparatus McNaughton Kitty’s warfare is predicated upon the formerly unpublished conflict diaries of significant struggle military nurse Sister equipment McNaughton. equipment and historian Janet Butler grew up within the related Victorian district of drystone partitions, wheatfields and meandering creeks, other than many many years aside. the assumption of this younger nurse commencing on a trip in July 1915 which might take her the world over and into the 1st global conflict took carry of Janet Butler and encouraged her to investigate and proportion Kit’s tale. This decisive and dryly funny girl embarked upon the troopship Orsova, sure for Egypt in 1915. Kit’s soaking up diaries stick to her trip via battle, from Egypt, the place she cared for the Gallipoli unwell and wounded,to the tough stipulations of Lemnos Island, off the coast of the Dardanelles, after which directly to France and the Somme. the following she nursed critically wounded German squaddies for the British. in the course of Passchendaele, a yr later, she ran the working theatre of a clearing station close to front line. package entire the struggle as Australia’s first cosmetic surgery nurse, helping clinical pioneers during this box as they repaired the shattered faces of Australian infantrymen. via Kitty’s diaries and Janet Butler’s considerate narration, we see the struggle in the course of the eyes of a tender Australian nurse as she is reworked via what she witnesses. Kitty’s battle is an intimate and infrequent tale of 1 woman’s impressive event of war.

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