Monthly Archives: Oct 2018

Regeneration (reading-as-a-writer 11)

View this post on Instagram My interest – indeed, my passion – for the #GreatWar started with Jeremy Paxton’s Great Britain’s Great War (2014), after which Testament of Youth made me cry and Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Sherston’s … Continue reading

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#100 days of writing 3

View this post on Instagram #100daysofwriting Days 19-27 Out-and-about a lot; days in London (British Library and IWM researching) and a weekend in the Lake District braving Storm Callum with early morning writing in the corner of the Youth Hostel … Continue reading

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#100 days of writing 2

View this post on Instagram Top left to bottom right: Days 10-18 of #100daysofwriting Several away-days in this block: The British Library, IWM North (Sherriff’s MS of Journey’s End), and a weekend in Derbyshire. #amwriting #writingcommunity💯✍🏻 The four lines on … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast

View this post on Instagram Another unexpected literary inspiration – and evocative image – for my story; the traditional tale of Beauty and the Beast. Written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, first published in 1740 (as La Belle … Continue reading

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Shellshock in 1920

View this post on Instagram Finally, a #WW1 medical card completed in an English hospital. This is what the doctor wrote about the 27 year old Royal Artillery Driver: “Broke down under the strain of war. Became emotional and lacking … Continue reading

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Frontline​ care in the Great War

View this post on Instagram Field Medical Cards (Army form 3118) from #WW1 #Great War used by doctors in Regimental Aid Posts (Field Ambulance) close to the front line. If the soldier required further treatment his card would go with … Continue reading

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Devotion to duty

View this post on Instagram It wasn’t all dancing for Canadian #nurses serving in France in #WW1. Along with their British and US counterparts these women suffered serious injury and death whilst caring for the wounded of all nationalities. The … Continue reading

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Dancing on active service shock

View this post on Instagram It’s not fair! Canadian nurses serving in France during #WW1 #GreatWar were allowed to dance! With men! (Well, fellow officers anyway…) This was Strictly Forbidden for British nurses. Extract from 1919 Report of the Work … Continue reading

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Excitable with peculiar mannerisms…

View this post on Instagram Another afternoon in the #NationalArchives, this time browsing references written by matrons for nurses wishing serve in France in the #GreatWar #FirstWorldWar #WW1 with Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps #QARANC. The women are all … Continue reading

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#100 Days of Writing

View this post on Instagram Top left to bottom right: Days 1-9 of #100daysofwriting #amwriting #autumncolours🍂🍁 #writingcommunity💯✍🏻 A post shared by Hannah Hulme Hunter (@hannahonbrillhill) on Sep 28, 2018 at 10:41am PDT

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