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Series of readings featuring extracts from the diaries of Edith Appleton, a nurse working close to the front line during the First World War.

It is 1915 and Edie is based at Casualty Clearing Station Number 3 near Ypres, where she witnesses first-hand the horrors of war. In these dark days, small pleasures mean everything and the rare chance to have a bath is most welcome.

Read by Rachel Atkins.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

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15 minutes

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Sun 26 Jun 2011 19:45