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About James

James is the owner and editor of The Miramichi Reader. Started in 2015, The Miramichi Reader strives to promote Canadian literature, and primarily that arising out of Canada's east coast.

        

Those Splendid Girls by Katherine Dewar

Those Splendid GirlsMy Goodreads rating: 3 of 5 stars

At first I wasn’t that interested in reading about PEI nurses in WWI, but the book is well-researched and contains excerpts from some of the nurses’ private diaries. There are many photos as well and is a good read for anyone interested in the medical aspects of war, and Canada’s involvement in treating soldiers in various hospitals in the field or back in England.Another fact I learned is that nurses held an officer’s rank in the Canadian army, something that no other army did for their nurses.… Continue reading

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