What was life like for a young nurse on the front line of the First World War?
What was it like to work on an ambulance train during the First World War?
We have become familiar with images of wartime Christmas truces where fighting stopped—but this certainly wasn’t the universal experience on the Western Front 100 years ago.
The most recent addition to our rare book collection is an amazing insight into the lives of people who worked on ambulance trains during the First World War.
Volunteer Alexandra Baker writes about the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ canteen at York Station during the First World War.
Archivist Alison Kay explores what our collections can tell us about life on board a First World War ambulance train.