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Women in the War Zone
Women in the War Zone

Women in the War Zone

Hospital Service in the First World War


416 Pages, 6 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $25.95)

Publication Date: November 2013

ISBN 9780752493602

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Nov 2013)

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Incredible stories of British female doctors and nurses who served abroad during World War I include a nurse who survived a torpedo attack on a ship with serious injuries; caring for the wounded in Malta; nursing the casualties from the battles of Arras and Ypres; a radiologist who created a garden in France; and a VAD nurse in the hospital in Petrograd at the time of Rasputin’s murder. Extracts from letters and diaries provide a full picture of various first-hand experiences, and honor the often unsung contribution made by those who helped to alleviate suffering. Includes such names as Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland; Grace Ashley Smith; Edith Cavell; Vera Brittain; and Freya Stark.

Author Biography

Anne Powell is also the author of The Fierce Light: the Battle of the Somme, July-November 1916 and A Deep Cry: First World War Soldier- Poets Killed in France and Flanders.