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. 156. 3 Hélène Duccini, FaireVoir, Faire Croire (Paris, 2003), pp. 10–14. 4 Fontenay-Mareuil, François Du Val, marquis de, Mémoires du Messire Du Val, ed. Louis Monmerqué, 2 vols. (Paris, 1826), I, 525. “… cest homme sy grand et sy puissant se trouva neanmoins tellement abandonné et mesprisé, tant dans sa maladie qu’après sa mort, que pendant deux jours qu’il fust à l’agonie, à peine y avoit-il un de ses gens qui voulust demeurer dans sa chambre, les portes en estant tousjours ouvertes, et y entrant qui vouloit, comme sy c’eust esté le moindre des hommes; et quand on

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Conclusion: ‘Shared experiences and meanings’ In our Introduction we note how Lynda Van Devanter positions her memoir between the past, those women who nursed and suffered injury in previous wars, and a future that will acknowledge the invisible psychological wounds which she and others suffer. In doing so her purpose is to highlight the relationship between telling her story and her own emotional recovery and survival. Moreover, in placing her memoir in the context of other accounts – those who came before and those who will come after – she illustrates how

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legacy of Louis XIV, itself far from moribund. A small but determined circle of the regent’s advisers, who still believed in absolute government, fortified the regent’s inclination to defend it. Personalities, character and ideas made the difference in 1718, turning back the Parlement’s efforts to reassert constitutionalist ideas and to restore them to registration procedure, depriving it even of that ‘victory in defeat’ with which it emerged from the Fronde.31 Notes 11 Frédéric d’Agay, ‘Argenson’, in Bluche, Grand Dictionnaire, pp. 102–103; SaintSimon, Mémoires, XXXIII

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episodes described by Dent suggest that night duty was filled with moments of spiritual truth. For most nurses, its reality probably had much to do with cups of cocoa, the carrying of bedpans and vomit bowls, and the regular medicine-round. But Dent may have been speaking for her generation when she infused such meaning into her work. And the motif she used was one that her generation would have recognised. An anonymous American writer, who entitled her memoir of the war Mademoiselle Miss, wrote of her ‘unique and inexpressible life’ in a French Red Cross hospital.12 At

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as an issue, these writers seem more reticent about revealing their own emotional pain than medical personnel from the war in Vietnam. This leads to a visible tension between the awareness of traumatic response in these works and the unwillingness at the individual level to explore it in the depth we have seen in memoirs by Hassan and Parrish, for example, in Chapter 6, or by Vietnam nurses discussed in Chapter 5. Heidi Kraft, a psychologist based at a combat support hospital in Iraq, in her memoir Rule Number Two, points to the comparisons between this war and

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Power in Italy in the Reign of Carlos II (1665–1700) (Part I)’, War in History, 4 (1997), 371–97, and ‘Part II’, 5 (1998), 1–22; Henry Kamen, The War of Succession in Spain 1700–15 (London, 1969), pp. 25–33; Cénat, Le Roi stratège, p. 243. 26 Cénat, Le Roi stratège, p. 227; Symcox, Victor Amadeus II, pp. 138–42. 27 Rodger, Command of the Ocean, pp. 165, 166; Rowlands, Financial Decline of a Great Power, pp. 21–2. 28 Lynn, Giant of the Grand Siècle, pp. 25, 235, 238; Rowlands, Financial Decline of a Great Power, pp. 23–4. 29 Mémoires militaire relatifs à la

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Harlay discourse); Hubert Mailfait, Un magistrat de l’ancien régime. Omer Talon, sa vie et ses oeuvres, 1595–1652 (1902; reprint, Geneva, 1971), pp. 228–230; Omer Talon, Mémoires (Paris, 1836–1839), pp. 209–212. Molé’s statement is in AN, U (Le Nain) 28: 21 January 1648, f. 134rv. Hanley, Lit de Justice, pp. 283–284, 291–293; Achille de Harlay, BN, Fonds fr., 7,548 (‘Établissement du Parlement de Paris’), ff. 20v–21v; BN, Fonds fr., 7,217 (Procès verbal de l’ordonnance du mois d’avril 1667), f. 200 (Lamoignon); Robin Briggs, ‘Richelieu and Reform. Rhetoric and Political

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