quotes tagged with 'shield'

Couldn't write last night: the only thing was to try and forget it all.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 42Saved by highflyingbabe in writing shield trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I am for permanent duty on No--Ambulance Train (equipped) which goes up to the Front, to the nearest point on the rail to the fighting line. Did you ever know such luck?

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 26Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism duty responsibility shield 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

they'd had a hot time, but were full of grit.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 13Saved by highflyingbabe in masculinity shield trauma wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I've never hated the sound of guns so much; they are almost unbearable.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 132Saved by highflyingbabe in shield trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

One could not, he said, continually reflect upon the material and spiritual waste involved whenever that highly trained product, a man in the prime of life, was instantaneously killed by a stray bullet, or life at the front would be one long misery.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, Saved by highflyingbabe in experience knowledge death shield horror trauma futility helpless 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I had not yet realised-as I was later to realise through my own mental surrender-that only a process of complete adaptation, blotting out tastes and talents and even memories, made life sufferable for someone face to face with war at its worst.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 217Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital shield horror trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Personally, after seeing some of the dreadful things I have to see here, I feel I shall never be the same person again, and wonder if, when the War does end, I shall have forgotten how to laugh. The other day I did involuntarily laugh at something and it felt quite strange.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 215Saved by highflyingbabe in shield horror trauma wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"I had no time to wonder whether I was going to do things right or not," I noted; "they simply had to be done right."

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 212Saved by highflyingbabe in duty responsibility hospital shield 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

personally I would rather suffer every so much in my work than become indifferent to pain. I don't mind anything really so long as I don't lose my personality-or even have it temporarily extinguished.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 211Saved by highflyingbabe in shield trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

To me it is strange that I take this death-sad as it makes me feel-so much as a matter of course when only a short time ago the idea of death made me shudder and filled me with horror and fear.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 176Saved by highflyingbabe in death shield horror 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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