At night, the children were mainly unattended and cries of despair could often be heard long into the night without response from the nursing staff.
Shrivenham, Oxfordshire (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
With roughly 70 years since World War II, the memories still remain of the devastation and disaster.
Peter Saunders remembers growing up during the war in Germany and the effects it had on his family long after the war was over. In his new book, “The Boy in a Plaster Cast,” he shares his experience as a four-year-old in a German hospital after contracting tuberculosis and being incarcerated in a foot to chest plaster cast. It wasn’t until Saunder’s widowed mother married a British soldier that his quality of life drastically changed.
The lack of medical supplies coupled with the inadequate treatments available during the 1940s contributed to a great deal of suffering and death among the children in the ward. The unsympathetic and cruel nursing staff also contributed to their demise.
“At night, the children were mainly unattended and cries of despair could often be heard long into the night without response from the nursing staff,” said Saunders.
War has lasting affects and Saunders’ story reveals the damages the war had on his family and childhood.
For more information visit, http://www.theboyinaplastercast.com.
About the author
Peter Saunders is a retired district councilor, which he served as for 12 years. He worked for a major pharmaceutical company for 32 years and later set up a nursing home company. Saunders shares his personal experience so others might understand the effects of war from an innocent citizen’s perspective.