Newfoundland At Armageddon

“There was a recruitment leaflet in the meeting room of the WPA. Jenna asked me “Why Not You?”. Me? At the front? It's true I love helping the soldiers. I imagine there's lots to do over there. Who knows? Maybe I'll find a nice English or French soldier to marry. That settles it! I'm going... and on a big adventure!”

Marjorie

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the Voluntary Aid Detachment

“Today is our last day of training. Set up a camp, dress the wounds, tend to the sick… I have learned it all. Tomorrow we leave for Europe. I am excited and scared at the same time. Tomorrow, real life begins; the real war. For that I will never really be prepared. I can only do my best.”

Marjorie

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training with the VAD

“They tell us the waters are safe. But I'm glad we're being escorted by the Canadian navy. One never knows… Is it my imagination? No! Over there... I saw two towers and a chimney on the horizon. Everyone is so quiet on the bridge now. My hands are sweaty and my heart is pounding. Oh! Thank God, it's an English flag.”

Marjorie

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crossing the Atlantic

“Here in England, you can feel the war all around you. Outside every building, there are posters urging men to go to the front. At home, the soldiers volunteer… here, they have no choice, they have to go. And because of the curfew, we're stuck at home at night. I know this is just the beginning. I shudder to think of what's to come. Give me the courage to do my part and deal with whatever is coming.”

Marjorie

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curfew and conscription