"Wednesday 21 February, 1940 For a moment I stood there, swaying. I felt sick. I didn't feel as if I was in a hospital at all. The sight before me–it was what I imagined a field hospital at the Front to be like–except here we weren't being shot at. Then Nurse Jackson saw me. A ship had been blown up by a floating mine in the Channel, she told me quickly. What was I to do? I thought in a panic. I tried to concentrate on what Nurse Jackson was telling me..."
"When war breaks out in 1939 Kitty signs up to be a Red Cross nurse in a military hospital. And it's not long before she's treating badly wounded causalities from the war now raging across Europe. Then the hospital takes a direct hit and Kitty finds herself a reluctant heroine..."