quotes tagged with 'wound'

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]

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]

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]

many very bad cases, fractures spine, a nearly dying lung case, a boy with wound in lung and live, three pneumonias, some bad enterics (though the worst had not been moved).

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 35Saved by highflyingbabe in body suffering knowledge masculinity witness trauma wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

They were nearly all shrapnel shell wounds--more ghastly than anything I have ever seen or smelt.

Author: A, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 22Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital youth wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You boarded a cattle-truck, armed with a tray of dressings and a pail; the men were lying on straw; had been in trains for several days; most had only been dressed once, and many were gangrenous.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 22Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital horror wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"He's been dangerously wounded-and it doesn't say how!" It didn't say how. Now that I knew so much about wounds, that vagueness seemed the telegram's worst infliction.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 339Saved by highflyingbabe in experience knowledge hospital wound 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]

a gangrenous leg wound, slimy and green and scarlet, with the bone laid bare-turned me sick and faint for a moment that I afterwards remembered with humiliation

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

The mutilated body of the soldier in Testament of Youth looms behind Brittain's hand, touching hers, meeting ours as we turn the pages of the book-each alone.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 228Saved by highflyingbabe in body writing touch wound brittain 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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