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Christine E. Hallett

de Guerre in March, and now a ‘palm’ was added, and was conferred on her by General Pétain in person. A few days 55 Independent ladies after this, she was rushed to hospital in Dunkirk  – an event that is shrouded in secrecy, but appears to have been due to a miscarriage. A long period of ill health followed, which was complicated by severe pneumonia. Borden attempted to continue working but was obliged to take frequent breaks to rest and convalesce. In February 1918, she suffered another miscarriage.49 In the summer of 1917, Borden published some short journal

in Nurse Writers of the Great War