30 May 2022
Leonardslee Dolls House Exhibition
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A Good Read
Always The Children by Anne Watts A Nurse’s Story of Home and War
Anne Watts grew up in a small village in north Wales in the 1940s. Her early life is very interesting. After training as a nurse and midwife she joined the Save the Children Fund and in 1967 was posted to Vietnam where she was faced with a vision of hell that her training at Manchester's Royal Infirmary could not have prepared her for.
Thrown in at the deep end, she witnessed the random cruelty of warfare. Nursing injured and orphaned children and caring for wounded and dying servicemen, she cared for victims of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, in Lebanon during the Israeli occupation, and Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. For over forty-five years Anne gave care and compassion to those most in need of help.
Always The Children is a humbling and shocking story of one woman's selfless courage, devotion and determination to alleviate the suffering of children. It is also an uplifting story of the human spirit to overcome the horrors of war.