(We can never forget)

Two nurses who visited Hospital No. 1 in 1915 remember:

“We saw the long ambulance trains, those “rivers of pain,” running back from the lines; we saw strong men sobbing like children with pain; we saw them crippled, dying; we saw their women struggling along against poverty and anxiety, pale women with that tragic look in their eyes that comes with sleepless nights, and unshed tears; we have seen the little children crying for that fathers’ love they will never know again. All these things are the necessary routine of war. We have seen, and we can never forget.”

“Experiences in the American Ambulance Hospital, Neuilly, France,” The American Journal of Nursing 15, no. 7 (April 1915), 554.