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Eighteen Months in the War Zone: A Record of a Woman's Work on the Western Front

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"Eighteen Months in the War Zone" is a remarkable account of Kate John Finzi's experiences serving as a nurse on the Western Front during World War I. Through her vivid and detailed descriptions, Finzi brings to life the harsh realities and hardships faced by both soldiers and medical personnel during the war. Her dedication to helping others, despite the constant danger and chaos surrounding her, is truly inspiring.

Finzi's writing is both moving and insightful, providing readers with a unique perspective on the war and the important role that women played in supporting the troops. Her bravery and resilience in the face of such adversity is admirable and serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by so many during this tumultuous time in history. Overall, "Eighteen Months in the War Zone" is a gripping and emotional memoir that offers a valuable look into the experiences of those who served on the front lines during World War I.

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"But it is not for those who heard the call in the later months so much as in memory of those early heroes of Mons, who knew the bitterness of a valiant retreat, the horror of forced marches along parched roads, with only the prod of the next man's bayonet to keep him awake, and only a flap cut from the tail of his shirt between the pitiless sun and the dreaded delirium that would leave him a prey to the Huns' barbarities; in memory of these it is that I take up the pen to run the gauntlet of a thousand critical eyes on a way fraught with difficulties." ~ Kate John Finzi

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