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Lady who found love amid death on the front line

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:09 pm 

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Lady Dorothie Feilding, daughter of the ninth Earl of Denbigh, was 24 in 1914. On the outbreak of war she volunteered for the Munro Ambulance Corps, and spent three years under shellfire as an ambulance driver in Belgium, transporting dead and injured from the front line. Her letters home tell of the horrors of life on the Western Front although they are also stirring and full of gloriously unashamed jingoism... Dorothie became the first woman to be awarded the Military Medal for bravery, along with the French Croix de Guerre and the Belgian Order of Leopold.
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