Nurse At The Russian Front: A Diary, 1914 18

This is a compelling firsthand account of an extraordinary woman s experiences with the Russian Army in World War I Florence Farmborough was a 27 year old Englishwoman employed as a governess to a family in Moscow when war broke out She volunteered with the Red Cross and found herself at the forefront of military events in Poland, Austria, and Rumania She witnessed theThis is a compelling firsthand account of an extraordinary woman s experiences with the Russian Army in World War I Florence Farmborough was a 27 year old Englishwoman employed as a governess to a family in Moscow when war broke out She volunteered with the Red Cross and found herself at the forefront of military events in Poland, Austria, and Rumania She witnessed the effects of Lenin and Trotsky s bloody revolution, and of Russia s collapse into chaos and civil war Illustrated with nearly fifty of Farmborough s stunning photographs, With the Armies of the Tsar is a remarkable chronicle of courage, discipline, and fortitude in the face of the warfare and political upheaval that destroyed Tsarist Russia and created the Soviet empire.
Nurse At The Russian Front A Diary This is a compelling firsthand account of an extraordinary woman s experiences with the Russian Army in World War I Florence Farmborough was a year old Englishwoman employed as a governess to a fam

  • Title: Nurse At The Russian Front: A Diary, 1914 18
  • Author: Florence Farmborough
  • ISBN: 9780094599703
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. In the summer of 1914, Florence Farmborough was an English governess working for the family of a Russian surgeon in Moscow. With the outbreak of the war, she signed up as a Red Cross volunteer nurse -- first in Moscow and then a few months later with a field hospital at the front. She spent the rest of the war (with a few short visits "home" to Moscow) at the front tending the sick and wounded. With the Russian Revolution and the collapse of the Russian armies, she then had to figure out how to [...]

    2. Most people have heard about the trenches of the Western Front during World War 1, but this book takes us east to the Russian front. The diaries of an English Red Cross volunteer, the book begins a little slowly as the 'armies of the tsar' are in retreat. However, it becomes an increasingly fascinating read as Russia plunges not only into the war, but into political upheaval and revolution.This was a fascinating read. The more I learn about women who worked in such primitive conditions so close [...]

    3. Heartbreaking first hand account of a British Red Cross Nurse attached to the Russian Army during WWI. Took me 3 weeks to read this. The accounts were so intense and horrific that I would have to take a break from this book for a few days between readings. How anyone could witness these things and not wind up in a mental institution is a wonder to me. Also relates parts of the first few months of the Bolshevik revolution. I read this on openlibrary

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