War Diary of Clare Gass

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Oct 5, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 306 pages
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During the First World War Clare Gass spent four years as a lieutenant and nursing sister in the medical corps of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The War Diary of Clare Gass documents her daily experiences, from the beginning of her military training in 1915 to her return from Europe in 1918. Gass records the sights and sounds and smells of war as well as quoting the then-unknown "In Flanders' Fields," written by her colleague Dr John McCrae. Well aware that her work was an exceptional experience for a woman, she made the most of her time, whether nursing, exploring the countryside around the hospital, or taking photographs. Her lively personality and passion for her work shine through the diary and offer a unique perspective on the Canadian contribution to the war effort.
 

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Contents

Abbreviations
ix
Acknowledgments
xi
Introduction
xiii
THE WAR DIARY OF CLARE GASS
1
APPENDICES
211
Notes
259
Sources and further reading
299
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Susan Mann is a historian and president emeritus of York University.

Visiting professor at the Institute of Women's Studies, University of Ottawa, and president emeritus of York University.