Angels in Flanders: A Novel of World War I

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FLANDERS, March 1915. Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, both avid members of the British Motor Gypsy Club, volunteer for service in the Flying Ambulance Corps, created by Major Hector Munro to spirit the wounded from the Flanders battlefields to field hospitals in the rear. The two young women are joined by Lady Dorothy Fielding, the wife of the Earl of Denbigh, and a beautiful, 22-year old American nurse, Helen Gleason. But mere weeks after their deployment to Flanders, they discover the awful truth: what's ...
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FLANDERS, March 1915. Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, both avid members of the British Motor Gypsy Club, volunteer for service in the Flying Ambulance Corps, created by Major Hector Munro to spirit the wounded from the Flanders battlefields to field hospitals in the rear. The two young women are joined by Lady Dorothy Fielding, the wife of the Earl of Denbigh, and a beautiful, 22-year old American nurse, Helen Gleason. But mere weeks after their deployment to Flanders, they discover the awful truth: what's killing the soldiers is not their injuries, but the horrendous, three-mile drive over unpaved, rutted roads to the rear. When the British Army Medical Corps refuses to acknowledge the problem, the four women take matters into their own hands - by setting up their own, unauthorized dressing station right on the front line.
For the next three years, they battle not only German artillery and gas attacks, but also the British military establishment itself, determined to "put these women in their place" and shut down their post. Only by virtue of their heroism do the "Four Angels of Pervyse" persevere, aided by a local nobleman, Baron de T'Serclaes, who has deeply and irrevocably fallen in love with Elsie.

Inspired by true characters and events, ANGELS IN FLANDERS is a riveting and deeply moving saga of love, passion and bravery in the midst of some of the worst carnage the world has ever seen.
Angels in Flanders is written by best-selling author and award-winning screenwriter Jean-Pierre Isbouts. His most recent books include National Geographic's The Biblical World (2007) and Young Jesus (2008).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453767191
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Pages: 482
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Pierre Isbouts is a historian, a best-selling author and an award-winning screenwriter. His most recent books include the bestseller National Geographic's The Biblical World and In the Footsteps of Jesus (National Geographic), Discovering Walt (Hyperion), Charlton Heston's Hollywood (GoodTimes) and The Mona Lisa Myth (Pantheon). His films include Operation Valkyrie (History Channel); The Quest for Peace (Hallmark) and Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (Disney/ABC). Dr. Isbouts also teaches Media Psychology in the doctoral program of Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. His website is www.jpisbouts.org.
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