Newfoundland At Armageddon

“I can't believe I'm driving an ambulance! It's not the sort of thing I would be doing if I had stayed home. Oh! Oh… I have to watch where I'm going. Dr. Wakefield said to go fast because the wounded are piling up at the front lines. Hundreds of lives depend on us – maybe more. Let's hope no bomb falls on my head.”

Dorothy

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women ambulance driver

“My God, this is horrible. All these men… disfigured, crippled, half dead and half alive... What a nightmare. And all the blood…. And shattered limbs… it's hard not to vomit. And all the others still out there… in agonizing pain on the field. I can barely imagine what they are going through. Will I have the courage to deal with all this...”

Dorothy

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following the wounded

“One more wounded and I can be on my way. Oh my God, it's Tom! Oh dear, he's in bad shape. Tom, it's me, Dotty! Listen, I'm going to take you to safety. We'll look after you. Yes, I'll stay with you, but I have to drive. You're going to be fine. I won't leave you. I'm right here. I'm taking you to the clearing station.”

Dorothy

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victims of the Somme in 1916