Keep Smiling!

Keep Smiling -  Christmas Card from the Royal Army Medical Corps at No. 11 General Hospital - a part of the British Expeditionary Force in Italy, 1918.

  • Keep Smiling – 1918 – In Ardus Fidelis
  • Outside of a Christmas Card from the Royal Army Medical Corps at No. 11 General Hospital – a part of the British Expeditionary Force in Italy, 1918.
  • National Library of Ireland

There was one General and two Stationary Hospitals at Genoa. The first in a large hotel, the others in schools. Two of them already had patients and the other was being put in order. As there was no heating in the hotel, the building was intensely cold; it was, however, a very fine hotel with a marble staircase and beautiful baths, though at the time the baths were of little use, as there was no hot water. In the schools were some stoves which the patients thoroughly enjoyed. Later on we had an Infectious Hospital at Genoa, also a very nice hostel for sisters coming from the United Kingdom or moving about the country. – Nursing with the Italian Expeditionary Force

Nah – Pooh! is from a popular World War I song, Good-bye-ee!

Chorus

Good-bye-ee! good-bye-ee!
Wipe the tear, baby dear, from your eye-ee.
Tho’ it’s hard to part I know,
I’ll be tickled to death to go.
Don’t cry-ee! don’t sigh-ee!
There’s a silver lining in the sky-ee.
Bonsoir old thing, cheerio! chin chin!
Nah-poo! Toodle-oo!
Good-bye-ee!

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