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An Unkept Promise

An Unkept Promise

Ms. Carter discusses Mackenzie King's promise of 1st Class passage back to Canada versus the reality of dirty accommodations in the belly of the ship in which she sailed home.

VE Day in London

VE Day in London

Ms. Carter describes the joyous mob in Trafalgar square on VE Day.

Anti-Fascist Reprisal

Anti-Fascist Reprisal

Ms. Carter describes how, in Rome, she and a friend are forced by an anti-fascist mob to witness the killing of a fascist, whose heart is torn out while he is still alive.

A Nurse's Intuition

A Nurse's Intuition

Ms. Carter describes treating a patient who wouldn't wake who had been diagnosed as a psychiatric case. Ms. Carter realizes that the soldier, a stretcher bearer, is suffering from extreme exhaustion, and refutes the earlier diagnosis.

The Hospital in Rome

The Hospital in Rome

Ms. Carter describes treating German POWs at her field hospital, and being assisted very ably by a German prisoner.

The First Use of Penicillin

The First Use of Penicillin

Ms. Carter describes using penicillin for the first time. Instead of being injected, it was rubbed directly on the wound and was extremely painful.

Al Capone's Chauffeur

Al Capone's Chauffeur

Ms. Carter describes being looked up by an ambulance driver from the Royal Victoria Hospital with whom she had worked before the war. He had been Al Capone's driver.

Hard eggs and a soft nurse

Hard eggs and a soft nurse

Ms. Whittaker describes hard boiled eggs as being a rather unpalatable dietary staple in Italy. She prepares a special treat, a soft poached egg and toast, for one of the badly wounded. He is very grateful for this act of kindness.

They were marvelous patients.

They were marvelous patients.

Ms. Whittaker describes the very modest hospital where she worked in Caserta, Italy. She observes that despite having very little with which to treat the wounded, they were brave men and wonderful patients.

Close Calls in Italy

Close Calls in Italy

Mr. Clavel describes the mutilation a land mine can cause, and his good fortune of a shell landing close to him and not exploding.

Luck of the Draw – Fighting Patrols

Luck of the Draw – Fighting Patrols

Mr. Clavel describes going on a fighting patrol across the Sangro River in order to assess the German strength and seeing nothing. Held back because of an infection, he's unable to join another patrol from which only two of the original sixteen men return.

The Attack on Italy

The Attack on Italy

Mr. Clavel describes the Royal 22nd Regiment’s uneventful landing in Messina, Italy and advancing unopposed on Italian positions. He expresses surprise at the wholesale surrender of the Italian forces.

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