Observations of an Orderly: some glimpses of life and work in an English war hospital – L. Cpl. Ward Muir R.A.M.C. (T).

It surely can’t have been easy taking orders from a megalomaniac sister, and yet men did in the hospitals caring for injured soldiers. This seems to be an honest account of the struggles and challenges faced by the orderly in a war hospital – and is punctuated by anecdotes about escaping patients (apparently the blind ones are the worst), particularly one about a new-fangled escalator. This is a very enjoyable book, and is also a valuable first person account of a significant time in British history.

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