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In the Company of Sisters
In the Company of Sisters

In the Company of Sisters

Canada's Women in the War Zone, 1914-1919


384 Pages, 6 x 9

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95)

Publication Date: June 2021

ISBN 9781896941769

Rights: US

Robin Brass Studio, Inc. (Jun 2021)

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In the Company of Sisters chronicles the endeavours and achievements of the nation's women amid the drama of a life-and-death struggle that claimed millions of lives

When Canada entered the First World War in August 1914, it embarked on a major war effort at home and abroad. The nation's women worked tirelessly to help and support the troops fighting overseas, and among them were many who chose to "do their bit" overseas by serving and volunteering in areas of the war zone from Britain and the European mainland to the Middle East and Russia. Spearheaded by the nurses who were sent to various theatres of war, plenty of other determined souls channelled their energy into a wide range of much-needed work and, in so doing, broke new ground. Whether driving ambulances in range of enemy shelling, nursing sick soldiers in the heat and disease of the eastern Mediterranean, clothing destitute Belgian refugees or cheering up the troops with concerts, care packages, and a cup of tea, these remarkable women played an important part in a multitude of ways. What they experienced had a marked impact on their own lives, and in some cases acted as a catalyst for what they went on to accomplish in later life.

Author Biography

A native of Kent, England, Dianne Graves studied languages before embarking on a public relations career in international education and travel. Dianne Graves has acted as a consultant on a number of projects, including the CBC documentary series A People's History of Canada. She lives in rural Ontario.