Nurses at War: Women on the Frontline, 1939-45

TitleNurses at War: Women on the Frontline, 1939-45
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsStarns, Penny
Number of Pages182
CityStroud, UK

Based upon a range of oral and written testimonies, this text examines the personal experience of nurses who played a role at the front during World War II in theatres as far apart as Africa, Europe and the Far East. Britain's female military nurses pursued a frontline policy for the first time, believing that their skills would be of most use to the wounded in operational areas. As a result, they suffered the same consequences of war - bombing, torture, imprisonment - as their male counterparts and more than 3000 of their number died as a result of the policy.

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