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Woman's Experiences in the Great War

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In "Woman's Experiences in the Great War," Louise Mack offers a fascinating look at the impact of World War I on women who were on the front lines. Through a series of firsthand accounts, Mack brings to life the challenges and struggles faced by these brave women as they navigated the horrors of war.

The book is well-researched and meticulously documented, providing readers with a detailed understanding of the roles that women played in the war effort. Mack's writing is engaging and poignant, drawing readers into the stories of these remarkable women and allowing them to experience the war through their eyes.

One of the most striking aspects of the book is the resilience and bravery shown by the women who are featured. From nurses to journalists to volunteers, these women faced unimaginable hardship and danger, yet they remained steadfast in their commitment to their cause.

Overall, "Woman's Experiences in the Great War" is a compelling and eye-opening read that sheds light on a little-known aspect of World War I history. Mack's writing is both informative and moving, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in the roles of women during wartime.

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An eye-witness account of the fall of Antwerp to the Germans in the opening months of World War I, Mack’s story has passages of extraordinary vividness and immediacy. Flawed by the most treacly sentiment in some places and the most ferocious anti-German invective in others, her account endures as an uncommonly forthright, passionate testimony to those tragic events and the ordinary people who were the true heroes of them. As a forty-something, coquettish war correspondent wrapped in sable furs and speaking French in her native Australian accent, she seems to have inspired amusement in some observers, but her courage in the face of wartime brutality bordered on suicidal effrontery, as she insisted time after time on having a vantage-point in the most dangerous places at the most dangerous times. Perhaps over-generous to the “little” Belgians (who had not long before this been perpetrators of hideous imperial atrocities themselves), she is able to be honest even about those she admires most, pointing out, for example, the appalling number of spies among the Belgian population and the foibles of those who claimed to be its leaders. There are startling moments in this book, riveting details that could only have been recorded by an eyewitness as audacious and authentic as Mack, no matter her sentimental biases.


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