quotes tagged with 'trauma'

That instant penetrated us, our brains, our nerves, our flesh, our spirits, and did not abandon us for many days.

Author: Maria Luisa Perduca-Nurse-Silver Medal of Merit Red Cross 218, Source: Santanu DasSaved by highflyingbabe in experience horror trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The top of his head was split open and his brain was bulging out, suddenly he began to scream, a scream that I soon began to know only too well... it was the sound produced from a human being in a state of agony, which eliminated reason.

Author: Katherine Hodges North-Ambulance Driver WW1 85, Source: Santanu DasSaved by highflyingbabe in body experience horror trauma wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

But there are years and years in which we shall still be young.

Author: Margaret Postgate Cole, Source: PraematuriSaved by highflyingbabe in youth trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Why they are alive I don't know, but I'm afraid they won't live long: they are sunken and grey-faced and just strong enough to say, 'Anyway, I'm out of the trench now.'

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 69Saved by highflyingbabe in knowledge masculinity death trauma wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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]

the orderlies have a very hard life--and no glory.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 37Saved by highflyingbabe in duty writing gender femininity trauma 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]

the 'carnage' is being appauling, and we have been practically in it, as far as horrors go.

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

Imagine a hospital as big as King's College Hospital all packed into a train, and having to be self-provisioned, water, sanitated, lil, cleaned, doctored and nursed and staffed and officered, all within its own limits. No outside person can realise the difficulties except those who try to work it.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 36Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering knowledge home hospital witness trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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