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Veiled warriors : Allied nurses of the First World War

Author: Christine E Hallett
Publisher: Oxford, [England] Oxford University Press 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Caring for the wounded of the First World War was tough and challenging work, demanding extensive knowledge, technical skill, and high levels of commitment. Although allied nurses were admired in their own time for their altruism and courage, their image was distorted by the lens of popular mythology. They came to be seen as self-sacrificing heroines, romantic foils to the male combatant and doctors' handmaidens,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christine E Hallett
ISBN: 9780198703693 0198703694
OCLC Number: 887687741
Description: xxii, 359 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
A call to action: August-December 1914 --
A nursing Service on the Western Front: 1915 --
Nursing on the Russian and Serbian Fronts: 1914-1916 --
The Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond: April 1915-December 1917 --
New Challenges on the Western Front: 1916 --
War of Attrition on All Fronts: August 1916-March 1918 --
Final Push: March-November 1918.
Responsibility: Christine E. Hallett.


The true story of Allied nursing in the First World War, offering a compelling account of nurses' wartime experiences and a clear appraisal of their work and its contribution to the Allied cause.  Read more...
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because Hallett is able to draw upon extensive clinical and professional knowledge to support her literary and historical research, she is able to bring a further dimension to her interpretation and Read more...

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