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The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse review í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ellen LaMotte 1873 1961 was an American nurse journalist and author She began her nursing career as a tuberculosis nurse in Balti and then served as an army nurse in Europe during World Brutal poignant and honest account of the devastation of war and the succeeding deterioration of humanityPretty tough book to read yet utterly engaging I couldn t look away The truth in this book is hard to swallow the vilest side of humans could be witnessed during trying times like war After reading so much on the sufferings of the severely wounded from the start till the end of the book I felt the hospital aren t really helping these people They are just adding on to their misery and pain Makes me think bleeding to death is merciful than rotting inside our while you are still alive These unfortunate soldiers could have pass on faster if not for the intervention of medicine in the guise of saving life I felt like yelling at them to STOP PATCHING UP THE DYING AND LEAVE THEM THE HELL ALONE Leave them in peace please He was pretty ill when brought in and if he had died promptly as he should have done it would have been better But it happened at that time that there was a surgeon connected with the hospital who was bent on making a reputation for himself and this consisted in trying to prolong the lives of wounded men who ought normally and naturally to have died So this surgeon worked hard to save Grammont and certainly succeeded in prolonging his life and in prolonging his suffering over a very considerable portion of time He worked hard over him and he used on him everything he could think of everything that money could buy The tone of this book is dripping with unbelievable amount of sarcasm I could feel the author s intense anger reverberating through the text with such force I felt like being punch in the gut and slapped on the face BUT it s alright because her words are nothing but the truth however ugly the truth was and I am glad she had the courage to write this book and to tell it like it is She was using sarcasm as a medium to bring across her distaste on war and was deeply sadden by the devastation it has brought to the innocentsFor a in depth review please do refer to Steelwhisper s thoughful review I have to thank her bringing this book to my attentionBOOK DETAILSTitle The Backwash Of WarAuthor Ellen Newbold La MotteG P Putnam s SonsPublication Date October 12th 2008 Ebook First published in year 1916Publisher G P Putnam s Sons New York and LondonType Memoir approximately 24156 wordsGenre Historical War Memoir a diary turn bookTagsKeywords view spoiler classics historical soldiers war severely wounded dying death prolonged sufferings war true account diary nursing military hospital humanity amputation disfigurement tragedy disability mutilation hide spoiler

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The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse review í eBook or Kindle ePUB Her time in an army hospital in France as periods of boredom interspersed with moments of fright The Backwash of War is an excellent memoir of war from the viewpoint of a woman army nurs This short collection of stories are extremely powerful I will carry their impact for a long while The writer in her wisdom and sensibilities seems ahead of her time Not many have taken the time or interest in writing about the backwash of war about the lingering and suffering in its wake This work gives life to these less glamorous necessary journeys between glory and death

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The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse review í eBook or Kindle ePUB War I After that she traveled to Asia where she saw the effects of opium addiction The Backwash of War 1934 was based on her diaries kept during her time at the front La Motte speaks of WHAT an amazing book Honestly I don t believe I ve ever read a historical source like it THE BACKWASH OF WAR is not done as a documentary And it certainly isn t first person nor the type of history you would get with Xenophone or Gregory of Tours Instead this is a book of vignettes And the author Ellen Newbold La Motte gives you stories that are drawn on her experience as an American nurse volunteering in Flanders during WWIHer writing is astonishingly good It s philosophical poetic poignant and very successful in relating the horrors of war In fact if I had had her experiences I m uite sure I would have had to write them down or else go madTake the suicide When he could stand it no longer he fired a revolver up through the roof of his mouth but he made a mess of it This ball tore out his left eye and then lodged somewhere under his skull so they bundled him into an ambulance and carried him cursing and screaming to the nearest field hospitalSince he had failed in the job his life must be saved he must be nursed back to health until he was well enough to be stood up against a wall and shot Nurse Ellen writes of the irony of the time and expense of saving this man How the surgeon took so much time to partially repair him and spent so much in materials to save his life items that might have been used for men who wished to live All that ether and gauze All spent so that the poor fellow with his eye left dangling could be shot by his countrymen Because well discipline is importantAbout the Croix de Guerre she writes He had performed no special act of bravery but all mutil s are given the Croix de Guerre for they will recover and go back to Paris and in walking about the streets of Paris with one leg gone or an arm gone it is good for the morale of the country that they should have a Croix de Guerre pinned on their breasts This is a blunt author A blunt book A book I reacted to strongly If you are like me you ll find her insight into how the system worked very interesting Just as some of her asides are She comments at one point for example about the patients in her ward discussing how when they over took a German gunnery site they found the Germans chained to their weaponsRead this book which was banned in the United States after we entered the war You will not find stories that are purposefully uplifting But I think you ll marvel at the women and men who worked in that horrific environment Who volunteered for it review copyIncludes excellent introductory material that gives background information on the author and the book


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    PDF/EBOOK (The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse) read The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse has the Gutenberg link if I can figure out how to do itHere is the webpage which might be simpler SteelwhisperThis short collection of vignettes written by an American nurse is based on her service at field hospitals in Belgium during WW1 It speaks volumes about the reality of that war and about the absurdity of all wars This book should be read by all who want to know what that war really was like Ellen Newbold La Mott

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse) Ellen N. La Motte  3 read Ellen La Motte a woman who made her name in nursing in the United States by developing new and at the time controversial methods for treating tuberculosis was among the first American nurses to volunteer to work in Europe during the early years of The Great War She worked not in Paris but in a front line unit 10

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse) Ellen N. La Motte  3 read Brutal poignant and honest account of the devastation of war and the succeeding deterioration of humanityPretty tough book to read yet utterly engaging I couldn't look away The truth in this book is hard to swallow the vilest side of humans could be witnessed during trying times like war After reading so much o

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse) I stumbled across The Backwash of War while looking for accounts and diaries from medical personnelAlready then I had been aware of something curious in some of the nurses' diaries I had been reading You get to think and it's maintained then as now that all these nurses whether professionals or VADs were angels in white relieving the pain sadnesses and stress of the freshly wounded soldiers or holding their hands as they died Tha

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    read The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse Ellen N. La Motte  3 read download Ç eBook or Kindle ePUB  Ellen N. La Motte “When he could stand it no longer he fired a revolver up through the roof of his mouth but he made a mess of it” And so begins the first of thirteen vignettes simplistic and simultaneously elegant recounts of war–The Great War The War to End All Wars–and the events witnessed by a military nurse The memories told bluntly and without apologetic snide seem to flood into you as you read each account; the second random than the first an

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse) WHAT an amazing book Honestly I don't believe I've ever read a historical source like it THE BACKWASH OF WAR is not done as a documentary And it certainly isn't first person nor the type of history you would get with Xenophone or Gregory of Tours Instead this is a book of vignettes And the author Ellen Newbold La Motte gives you stories tha

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    Ellen N. La Motte  3 read PDF/EBOOK (The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse) I was provided a gratis ebook copy of this book through NetGalleyThis 200 page book packs a powerful punch It's said that any book that's truly about war is anti war and that's the case here La Motte never judges the politics behind the Great War the greatest open criticism she offers is in one section where she scoffs at

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    download Ç eBook or Kindle ePUB  Ellen N. La Motte Ellen N. La Motte  3 read PDF/EBOOK (The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse) For English please see belowEllen N La Motte beschreef als verpleegster in WOI het leven in een veldhospitaal vlakbij de loopgraven Haar boek werd in 1916 verboden omdat het een kant van de oorlog schetste die de overheden liever niet gepubliceerd zagen Mede door haar laconieke schrijfstijl zijn de verhalen erg confrontere

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    read The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse Ellen N. La Motte  3 read PDF/EBOOK (The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse) This short collection of stories are extremely powerful; I will carry their impact for a long while The writer in her wisdom and sensibilities seems ahead of her time Not many have taken the time or interest in w

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse) Ellen N. La Motte  3 read A collection of short stories about life or to the point death in a fieldhospital in Flanders during the First World War recorded by Ellen N La Motte who worked as nurse in such a hospital Horrific terrifying and at times strongly sarcastic she perfectly conveys the terrors of trench warfare Now translated into Dutch by Erwin Mortier under the title Het Kielzog van de oorlog

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