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free read Not So uiet Helen Zenna Smith ☆ 6 summary free read Not So uiet í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Arply with her altruistic expectations And one of her most painful realisations is that those like her parents who preen themselves on visions of glory have no concept of the devastation she lives with and no wish for their illusions to be shake. I sort of stumbled my way through the first 100 pages of this book I really wanted to like it And then I did This book was written in the 1930 s by Helen Zenna Smith as she recounted the time she served as a VAD for the Army Working 15 hour days in the snow ambulances only had covers on the wagon part not the driver section eating spoiled food sleeping an average of 3 hours a night and being terrified was a part of daily life for these women These englishwomen who actually PAID to serve on the front lines of war It was considered shameful to be a kitchen helper as you weren t really doing your part to help fight the warAFter I got used to the lingo and the type of writing I really enjoyed this book It was heartbreaking completely heartbreaking and I can t wait to read it again Like I said in my review of the Birth House by Ami McKay I enjoy books about women in this time period I am seriously obsessed with women s history And I am seriously lacking in that history as are most people because we don t learn about women s history in AMerican high schools which is super unfortunate because there is a wealth of it and so much of what we have today was made possible by women

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free read Not So uiet Helen Zenna Smith ☆ 6 summary free read Not So uiet í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB It is such fun out here and of course I'm loving every minute of it tell them that all the ideals and beliefs you ever had have crashed about your gun deafened ears and they will reply on pale mauve deckle edged paper calling you a silly hysteri. a masterful piece of work essential reading for anyone interesting in getting away from the traditional WW1 narrative Her prose is lightning sharp and the content powerful and moving From about halfway throughHow smoothly she runs this great lumbering blot How slowly To look at her you d never think it possible to run an ambulance of this size so slowlyCrawl crawl crawl Did I hear a scream from inside I must fix my mind on somethingWhat I know my coming out dance My first grown up dance frock a shining frock of seuins and white georgette high wasted down to my toes Did I hear a scream Made over a petticoat don t let them start screaminga petticoat of satin Satin slippers to match not tiny my feet were always largish so were my hands Was that a scream from insideSuch a trouble Mother had getting white gloves my size to go up above the elbow Was it a screamMy hair up for the first time oh God a scream this time my hair up in little rolls at the back another scream the madman has started the madman has started I was afraid of him He ll start them all screamingThirty one little rolls like fat little sausages A professional hairdresser came in and did them took nearly two hours to do them while Trix and Mother watched and Sarah came in to peep Don t let him start the others don t let him start the others Thirty one little sausages of hair piled one on top of the other and all the hair my own too copied from a picture post card of Phyllis Dare or Lily Elsie Now which one was it The shell shocked man has joined in The madman has set the shell shocked man howling like a mad dogLily Elsie I think it was What are they doing to one another in there Let me out Let me out The madman is calling that Lily Elsie I think it was Lily Elsie Stop screaming You re not the only one going through bloody hell A different voice that one That must be one of the sitters Satin slippers with buckles on the toes little pear buckles shaped like a crescent Aunt Helen or Trix gave me those Shut up screaming or I ll knock hell out of you with my crutch you bastard Shut up screaming What was that crash They re fighting inside They re fighting insideScreamscreamscream I m dying Oh Jesus he s murdered me I m dying What are they doing Are they murdering one another in there I ought to stop the ambulance I ought to get out and see I ought to stop themI ought A driver the other night stopped her ambulance and a man had gone mad and was beating a helpless stretcher case about the head But she overpowered him and strapped him down again Tosh that was But Tosh is brave I couldn t do it I must go on They are all screaming now Moaning and shrieking and howling like wild animalsAll alone with an ambulance of raving men miles from anywhere in the pitch blacknessraving madmen yelling and screaming I shall go mad myselfGo and seego and seego and see

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free read Not So uiet Helen Zenna Smith ☆ 6 summary free read Not So uiet í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Cal little girlThese are the thoughts of Helen Smith one of England's Splendid Daughters an ambulance driver at the French front Working all hours of the day and night witness to the terrible wreckage of war her firsthand experience contrasts sh. I ve already had to write a 7 page analytical book review of Not So uiet so i ll keep this a short review and post my intro to the paper lol One of the better WWI books I ve had to read for school and I always appreciate reading things from the female perspective three cheers for the rise of feminism and eualityWorld War One revolutionized how war was fought Trench warfare was introduced and with it new war weapons like airplanes tanks machine guns and poison gas that caused mass carnage that killed almost fourteen million people and injured seven million Into the midst of this chaos the narrator of the book Not so uiet was thrust The narrator Helen Zenna Smith was a young 20 year old upper class woman who was a volunteer ambulance driver on the French front Her and her five comrades operated ambulances to pick up soldiers and bring them to hospitals right behind the front Helen Smith describes in graphic detail the morbid depressing work that her job entails while managing to retain a slight sense of vicious sarcasm that shows her inner strength Smith has to fight against her family s blind patriotism when she refuses to return to the war because her mother and aunt view not fighting in the war an almost treasonous act Women who volunteered were called England s Splendid Daughters and told that they are just doing their bit so Smith choosing not to participate in the war shows how pacifism started to emerge during this time The writing of this book was a feminist contrast to the popular WWI book All uiet on the Western Front and it highlights the sisterhood of Smith and her comrades while focusing on the female perspective on the war Not so uiet details the unrelenting British nationalism that was present by those at home while describing the horrors those on the front encountered daily all the while promoting the feminist ideas that women are eual to men and are eually important to history


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    [Helen Zenna Smith] Read online Not So uiet PDF We are all aware of the Great War novels “All uiet on the Western Front” “Goodbye to All That” trilogy’s by Pat Barker and Siegfried Sassoon This novel should also be on the list as it stands comparison to all of t

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    [Helen Zenna Smith] Read online Not So uiet PDF free read Not So uiet This book was first published in 1930 originally planned as being a spoof on Remarue's All uiet on the Western Front from the point of view of a woman Written under the pen name Helen Zenna Smith by Evadne Price an Australian journalist these are the novelised war diaries of Winnifred Young a British ambulance driverThis is a masterpiece no lessDon't expect heroic VADs even heroic soldiers stiff British lips

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    free read Not So uiet [Helen Zenna Smith] Read online Not So uiet PDF Helen Zenna Smith ☆ 6 summary a masterful piece of work essential reading for anyone interesting in getting away from the traditional WW1 narrative Her prose is lightning sha

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    [Helen Zenna Smith] Read online Not So uiet PDF Helen Zenna Smith ☆ 6 summary free read Not So uiet Not so uiet The latest book in the LibraryThing Great War theme read has turned out to be a novel that packs uite a punch a searing denunciation of the realities of war As the introduction to my 1988 VMC edition by Barbara Hardy explains its authorship is complex Helen Zenna Smith is a pseudonym for Evadne Price the first person narrator of the story is also a Helen Z Smith Smithy to her colleagues in France Nell or Nel

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    [Helen Zenna Smith] Read online Not So uiet PDF Helen Zenna Smith ☆ 6 summary free read Not So uiet Due to odd circumstances I did not get to read All uiet on the Western Front in eighth grade I'll make up for it one day And I'll read that novel that Metallica based their MTVhitvideo One upon But then too I'll add this one Not So uiet to that very same ueue no particular placement on the strength of the following excerpt provided by gr's ow

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    free read Not So uiet [Helen Zenna Smith] Read online Not So uiet PDF characters ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Helen Zenna Smith I've already had to write a 7 page analytical book review of Not So uiet so i'll keep this a short review and post my intro to the paper lol One of the better WWI books I've had to read for school and I always appreciate reading things from the female perspective three cheers for the rise of feminism and eualityWorld War O

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    free read Not So uiet [Helen Zenna Smith] Read online Not So uiet PDF characters ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Helen Zenna Smith I sort of stumbled my way through the first 100 pages of this book I really wanted to like it And then I did Th

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    characters ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Helen Zenna Smith [Helen Zenna Smith] Read online Not So uiet PDF Helen Zenna Smith ☆ 6 summary This is the first WWI novel I have read which might be part of the reason why I found it so incredible I was incredibly moved by the book It brought to life in my imagination the utter horror of the Great War in a way that I have never experienced before It is utterly inadeuate to read about facts and numbers military movements and negotiations dates and treaties in a textbook It chills me greatly to imagine that the

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    free read Not So uiet [Helen Zenna Smith] Read online Not So uiet PDF An emotionally meaningful journey into the numbness and shellshock that typified many veterans from the Great War even ambulance dri

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    [Helen Zenna Smith] Read online Not So uiet PDF A stark evocation of the experience of the First World War for women working near the Front using only common everyday language and yet vividly describing the horror The impact derives from the unemotional description of bombings wounds losses pain and fear the loss of a much loved relative the death of colleagues and friends all to the backdrop of those at home in England rabidly flag waving and encouraging the War while having no insigh

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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Not So uiet
  • Helen Zenna Smith
  • English
  • 09 September 2018
  • 9780860688501