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Posted on Thursday 9th July

Author Dr Viv Newman will be taking part in a very special signing event on the occasion of the 30,000th sounding of the Last Post at the Menin Gate on Thursday, 9 July. The signing will take place at the British Grenadier Bookshop, part of Salient Tours, as part of the commemoration of this momentous occasion.

The town of Ypres will mark the anniversary by sharing their daily tribute to the dead of the First World War with a global audience. People will be invited to gather at participating fire stations worldwide to follow live broadcasts of the event. More details are available via Centenary News.

Dr Newman will be signing copies of We Also Served and Nursing Through Shot and Shell, both of which feature on her website, www.FirstWorldWarWomen.co.uk.

Further Reading

Nursing Through Shot & Shell

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Nursing Through Shot & Shell

(Hardback - 152 pages)
by Vivien Newman

Nursing Through Shot and Shell is the previously unpublished memoir of Beatrice Hopkinson, who served in France as a Territorial Nursing Sister from 1917-19. Beatrice worked close to the front line at casualty clearing stations, and her poignant account reveals the intense strain: 'I never realized what the word “duty” meant until this War. To stand at one's post, never flinching and trying to keep the boys cheerful; all the time wondering when our time… Read more...


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