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Firsthand Accounts From Nurses Who Served During WWI

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The upheaval of WWI changed the world. From 1914 to 1918, the international conflict caused many challenges throughout Europe; millions perished as a result. Many elements of conflict were unavoidable, and medical tents and hospitals were close to the perimeter to care for hurt soldiers quickly.

WWI nurses witnessed the conflict firsthand. Many of them wrote about their involvement in diaries and letters that, similar to photographs from this time, offer insight into how they were personally impacted. These accounts also include details about fighting, disease, and the hope that nurses and soldiers alike found in their darkest moments. 

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