A Nurse at War

Author: Maggie Holt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448107431

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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A compelling and vivid tale of love, betrayal and duty in the Second World War. Attractive, clever and wilful, Lily Knowles is desperate to leave home. So at twenty-one she escapes to London to train as a nurse, where she gathers many admirers - none more dashing than RAF officer Sandy Redfern, with whom she falls in love. But the coming of war, with the chaos of the Blitz, brings upheavals and unforeseen entanglements. On hearing of Sandy's reckless affair with a married woman, a heartbroken Lily throws herself into her work. Then further changes in circumstances bring her to a busy RAF hospital in Hampshire, where a faithful childhood sweetheart persuades her to become engaged to him. And then fate brings Sandy Redfern back into her life, physically scarred by burns and inwardly embittered. What of their once passionate love and her present commitment? Can the past ever be recaptured?
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Nurse at the Trenches

Letters Home from a WWI Nurse

Author: Agnes Warner

Publisher: Meadow Books

ISBN: 0951565567

Category: Medical

Page: 73

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Written from the French front by a brave Red Cross nurse, these home letters were hurriedly penned amid the incessant roar of the mighty guns and surrounded by the wounded and the dying. This collection provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of a nurse at war.
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A Nurse at the Front

The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton

Author: Ruth Cowen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857202243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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This, the first in a series of four unique War Diaries produced in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum, will tell a story that is rarely heard: the experiences of a nurse working close to the Western Front in the First World War. Incredibly, Edith Appleton served in France for the whole of the conflict. Her bravery and dedication won her the Military OBE, the Royal Red Cross and the Belgian Queen Elizabeth medal among others. Her diary details with compassion all the horrors of the 'war to end wars', including the first use of poison gas and the terrible cost of battles such as Ypres, but she also records what life was like for nurses and how she spent her time off-duty. There are moments of humour amongst the tragedy, and even lyrical accounts of the natural beauty that still existed amidst all the destruction.
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NURSE AT THE WAR NURSING ADV I

Author: Grace McDougall

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371048235

Category: History

Page: 238

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One Hundred Years of Wartime Nursing Practices, 1854-1953

Author: Jane Brooks,Christine E. Hallett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 071909142X

Category: Medical

Page: 306

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This volume examines the work that nurses of many differing nations undertook during the Crimean War, the Boer War, the Spanish Civil War, both World Wars and the Korean War. In its exploration of multiple nursing roles during the wars, it considers the responsiveness of nursing work, as crisis scenarios gave rise to improvisation and the - sometimes quite dramatic - breaking of practice boundaries.
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Angel Walk

Nurses at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: Sharon I. Richie-Melvan,Diane Vines

Publisher: Arnica Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780981682204

Category: History

Page: 166

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"Angel Walk" reveals the untold stories of the men and women who have fought for the lives of those wounded in wartime, and provides a unique perspective into the hearts and minds of U.S. military nurses.
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The Other Anzacs

Nurses at War 1914-1918

Author: Peter Rees

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741766079

Category: Military nursing

Page: 382

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"I had my right arm under a leg, which I thought was [the patient's], but when I lifted it I found to my horror that it was a loose leg with a boot and a puttee on it. It was one of the orderly's legs which had been blown off and had landed on the patient's bed. The next day they found the trunk about 20 yards away." By the end of The Great War, 45 Australian and New Zealand nurses had died in overseas service and more than 200 had been decorated. These were women who left for war on an adventure, but were soon confronted with remarkable challenges for which their civilian lives could never have prepared them. They were there for the horrors of Gallipoli and they were there for the savagery the Western Front. Within 12 hours of the slaughter at Anzac Cove they had more than 500 horrifically injured patients to tend on one crammed hospital ship, and scores of deaths on each of the harrowing days that followed. Every night was a nightmare. Their strength and humanity were remarkable. Using diaries and letters, Peter Rees takes us into the hospital camps, wards, and tent surgeries on the edge of some of the most horrific battlefronts of human history. But he also allows the friendships and loves of these courageous and compassionate women to enrich their experiences, and ours. This is a very human story from a different era, when women had not long begun their quest for equality and won the vote. They were on the frontline of social change as well as war, and the hurdles they had to overcome and the price they paid, personally and professionally, make them a unique group in Anzac history. Profoundly moving, "The Other Anzacs" is story of extraordinary compassion and courage shown by a group of Australian and New Zealand women whose contribution to the Anzac legend has barely been recognized in history. Peter Rees has changed our understanding of that history forever.
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An Encyclopedia of American Women at War

From the Home Front to the Battlefields

Author: Lisa Tendrich Frank

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844431

Category: History

Page: 804

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A sweeping review of the role of women within the American military from the colonial period to the present day. * An extensive bibliography offers additional reading and research opportunities * Accessibly written essays introduce the thematic developments of each major conflict in American history * Supporting photographs and illustrations depict key female figures * An informative overview in the frontmatter provides historical context to women's roles in the military
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With the Armies of the Tsar

A Nurse at the Russian Front in War and Revolution, 1914-1918

Author: Florence Farmborough

Publisher: Cooper Square Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 422

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This is a compelling firsthand account of an extraordinary woman's experiences with the Russian Army in World War I. Florence Farmborough was a 27-year-old Englishwoman employed as a governess to a family in Moscow when war broke out. She volunteered with the Red Cross and found herself at the forefront of military events in Poland, Austria, and Rumania. She witnessed the effects of Lenin and Trotsky's bloody revolution, and of Russia's collapse into chaos and civil war. Illustrated with nearly fifty of Farmborough's stunning photographs, With the Armies of the Tsar is a remarkable chronicle of courage, discipline, and fortitude in the face of the warfare and political upheaval that destroyed Tsarist Russia and created the Soviet empire.
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Women at War

The Story of Fifty Military Nurses Who Served in Vietnam

Author: Elizabeth Norman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812202977

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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Norman tells the dramatic story of fifty women—members of the Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurse Corps—who went to war, working in military hospitals, aboard ships, and with air evacuation squadrons during the Vietnam War. Here, in a moving narrative, the women talk about why they went to war, the experiences they had while they were there, and how war affected them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
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