Bravery off the battlefield

Charlie returned to France but while delivering supplies to a clearing station he gave blood to a wounded man in a person-to-person transfusion. It was a dangerous procedure, which saved the man’s life but left Charlie weak. He returned home for three weeks’ special recovery. While recovering a letter arrived from his mother to tell him his father had been injured in battle, losing part of his leg. Charlie was shocked but had seen enough terrible injuries to be thankful it was not worse. Hopefully he would be able to go back to teaching. Most invalided soldiers would be less fortunate.