“Mine is no more than a pin-point of sharp experience in the vast catastrophe. Voluntarily, for the sake of my profession, I ran a risk—slight it seemed—and luck was against me.”

In fact, famous journalist Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant’s injuries from an explosion were much more than a pin-point. As she lay in a French hospital at the end of the war, she reflected on the immediate world and the larger world around her.

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