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BBC’s The Crimson Field writer uses Edie’s diaries

The Daily Telegraph published an article on Saturday 5 April which included a quote from Sarah Phelps, the writer of the BBC’s The Crimson Field, confirming that Edie’s diaries had been a useful source for her.  You can read the article here. In case that link expires, here’s the sentence in question:

‘Phelps found a vivid depiction of the nurses’ work in the diaries of Sister Edith Appleton: “She was quite a girl. She describes having to sit with men who are dying from injuries, where there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. One of the things that just made me shiver was Edith sitting next to the bed of a patient who took five days to die from an appalling head injury and her description of listening to him try to breathe through the grey matter dripping through the back of his throat.”’

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