Sunday, November 28, 2010

Florence Nightingale's poignant wartime message

A wartime letter from nursing heroine Florence Nightingale to a soldier’s grieving sister has been publicly unveiled for the first time.

In the poignant note, Miss Nightingale - known as the Lady with the Lamp - informs Crimean soldier Gunner Evans’ sister of the ‘sad certainty’ of his death.

'I have never had so painful and unsatisfactory a letter to write,' the message reads.

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