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Nurse Helen Fairchild: WWI 1917-1918

Grantville, PA: Privately Printed, 2006. Second Printing. Hardcover. 382 pages, illustrated with over 300 photos, maps, appendices, index. Signed by the author. The story of Nurse Helen Fairchild's Life in 1917 during World War I. Her story covers her travels from Allenwood, to Watsontown, to Philadelphia, to London, to France, and on toward the Front Lines in Belgium in 1917. This is the story of an Army Reserve nurse, a first responder who sailed to Europe four weeks after the United States entered the war. Particularly significant was her closeness to No Mans Land, and the fact that her base hospital (Pennsylvania Base Hospital Unit 10) was closest to Nieuport when mustard gas was used for the first time, two weeks before the Third Battle of Ypres-Paschendaele, 1917. Helen Fairchild died overseas at age 33 in 1918, and is buried in Somme American Military Cemetery, France. The author is the niece of Helen Fairchild, and spent 12 years researching this book about her aunt. Condition: As new.

Keywords: WW1, Army Reserve Nurses, Ypres, Passchendaele, Military Medicine, Mustard Gas, Julia Stimson, Belgium, Signed

ISBN: 9780976949268

[Book #43968]

Price: $75.00
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