S. S. A. 10 Notes on the Work of a British Volunteer Ambulance, Convoy With the 2nd French Army (of Verdun) (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from S. S. A. 10: Notes on the Work of a British Volunteer Ambulance, Convoy With the 2nd French Army (of Verdun)
It was just after the big French affair in Champagne. The cars started off, some of the drivers without coats or gloves, for they did not know whether it was a matter of an hour or two or not, and the order was "Immediate."
First they went to a station at Versailles, where they were not wanted, and then to Paris. There, for nearly three successive days and nights without sleep, and with very little time to snatch a meal, they helped to distribute the wounded to the hospitals in and around Paris, and at last arrived back, very weary and tired, for a short rest - they were out again at 1 a.m. the next morning - feeling they had at last begun to do their bit.
Some of them in the early days, misled by a rosy-hued advertisement, believed they were to be treated as French officers. They had each provided a car and all the accessories, their regulation khaki and blue uniforms, quite pretty when clean, and found as time went on they were expected to provide practically everything except army rations, petrol and tyres, so they saw themselves in imagination with little gold stripes on their sleeves, with "a man " to do all the hard and dirty work of the car.
But war has many disillusions, and one day it was plainly put to them that they must either go as French privates at d. a day, since raised to 2d., or not at all. Alas, for the glories of the little gold stripes! But to their credit be it said, they one and all accepted. They have slept night after night in their cars, in damp cellars, on stretchers, in rat-infested lofts, they have eaten when they could and what they could. They have stolen damp firewood to dry their still damper sleeping-bags. They have worked night or day as the occasion required, with sick, wounded, and contagious cases, with or without lights. They have been stuck in the mud and hung up on the road, and have taken a malicious delight in towing each other home. They have got across with their officier, their sous officier, and the French regulations generally. They have marvelled at the French way of doing things, so very much unlike our own, and have been surprised at the excellent result. They have, in short, gone through the mill, sometimes happy, sometimes in absolute despair, and they have come out on top. Now they understand their officier, and he understands them.
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Szczegóły: S. S. A. 10 - Leng William St. Q.

Tytuł: S. S. A. 10
Podtytuł: Notes on the Work of a British Volunteer Ambulance, Convoy With the 2nd French Army (of Verdun) (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Leng William St. Q.
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
ISBN: 9781331134053
Języki: angielski
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 96
Format: 15.2x22.9cm
Oprawa: Miękka


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Notes on the Work of a British Volunteer Ambulance, Convoy With the 2nd French Army (of Verdun) (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from S. S. A. 10: Notes on the Work of a British Volunteer Ambulance, Convoy With the 2nd French Army (of Verdun)
It was just after the big French affair in Champagne. The cars started off, some of the drivers without coats or gloves, for they did not know whether it was a matter of an hour or two or not, and the order was "Immediate."
First they went to a station at Versailles, where they were not wanted, and then to Paris. There, for nearly three successive days and nights without sleep, and with very little time to snatch a meal, they helped to distribute the wounded to the hospitals in and around Paris, and at last arrived back, very weary and tired, for a short rest - they were out again at 1 a.m. the next morning - feeling they had at last begun to do their bit.
Some of them in the early days, misled by a rosy-hued advertisement, believed they were to be treated as French officers. They had each provided a car and all the accessories, their regulation khaki and blue uniforms, quite pretty when clean, and found as time went on they were expected to provide practically everything except army rations, petrol and tyres, so they saw themselves in imagination with little gold stripes on their sleeves, with "a man " to do all the hard and dirty work of the car.
But war has many disillusions, and one day it was plainly put to them that they must either go as French privates at d. a day, since raised to 2d., or not at all. Alas, for the glories of the little gold stripes! But to their credit be it said, they one and all accepted. They have slept night after night in their cars, in damp cellars, on stretchers, in rat-infested lofts, they have eaten when they could and what they could. They have stolen damp firewood to dry their still damper sleeping-bags. They have worked night or day as the occasion required, with sick, wounded, and contagious cases, with or without lights. They have been stuck in the mud and hung up on the road, and have taken a malicious delight in towing each other home. They have got across with their officier, their sous officier, and the French regulations generally. They have marvelled at the French way of doing things, so very much unlike our own, and have been surprised at the excellent result. They have, in short, gone through the mill, sometimes happy, sometimes in absolute despair, and they have come out on top. Now they understand their officier, and he understands them.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Szczegóły: S. S. A. 10 - Leng William St. Q.

Tytuł: S. S. A. 10
Podtytuł: Notes on the Work of a British Volunteer Ambulance, Convoy With the 2nd French Army (of Verdun) (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Leng William St. Q.
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
ISBN: 9781331134053
Języki: angielski
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 96
Format: 15.2x22.9cm
Oprawa: Miękka


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