With the Armies of the Tsar: A Nurse at the Russian Front, 1914-18

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With the Armies of the Tsar: A Nurse at the Russian Front, 1914-18 by Florence Farmborough; Stein and day publishers, New York, 1975, condition: good, library dismissed book

This is a compelling firsthand account of an extraordinary woman's experiences with the Russian Army in World War I. Florence Farmborough was a 27-year-old Englishwoman employed as a governess to a family in Moscow when war broke out. She volunteered with the Red Cross and found herself at the forefront of military events in Poland, Austria, and Rumania. She witnessed the effects of Lenin and Trotsky's bloody revolution, and of Russia's collapse into chaos and civil war. Illustrated with nearly 48 of Farmborough's photographs.