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Essays on the impact of World War One on great artists through single works of art. 3: Jane Potter on The Forbidden Zone, a depiction of nursing life at the Front by Mary Borden.

The final run of Essays in the long-running series which explores the impact of the First World War on individual artists through the prism of a single great work of art.

3.Jane Potter on The Forbidden Zone, a depiction of nursing life at the Front by Mary Borden.

Mary Borden was an Anglo-American novelist who served for four years as a nurse in a military hospital at the Front.

Jane Potter celebrates a work which, like those of Sassoon, Graves, and Remarque, vividly depicts the horror of the Trenches and yet is far less well known.

Producer; Beaty Rubens.

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