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Page 72 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1

Moir, Ethel, 1916, Document
Page 72 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 72 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 72 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
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Page 71 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
our patients were are Russian, a few Serbs, but no Rumanians.
We had a frantically busy afternoon & night getting the patients washed; cleaning 'em was some job, as they were all simply filthy, caked with mud & crawling! The doctors then had to get the dressings done & a lot of cases had to be operated on at once. It truely was a time & a half. Of course being our first convoy & [c]oming in so many at one "go" before we were quite ready for them made it heavier.
Each day seems to be busier than the last. Our beds are always full. As soon as one lot of the transport takes the men to the rail-head & gets them sent further back, the other cars come in with fresh wounded & so it goes on. We spend all our time in the wards, dressings, dressings all day & half the night. Having all our cases on the floor makes it very tiring work, there is so much bending. The men are so different from our Tommies. I find, the Russian soldier is just like a great child & evidently treated as such! He is brave, obedient, faithful; but has no initiative, as nothing is
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