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“I know one thing that struck me as terrible they let, while I was there, the war was going on in the east around the Turkey part you know & there was  a great number of Australians and New Zealanders there , and there were a great many casualties”

[Interviewer] “Gallipolli

Yes - and they had an awful long journey to get back to England and they hadn't got the modern drugs in those days, blood transfusion and all that sort of thing and by the time they got to England ever so many of had the most terrible bed sores, I shall never forget them. I've seen a man's back you could get your fist into you know. When you think they were lying all that time, it was a long journey you see. It's terrible whatever the nursing sisters wanted we used to help them.”

 

 

 

 

 

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