Australian heroines of World War One
Susanna de Vries
Gallipoli, Lemnos and the Western Front.
Australian heroines of World War One is the story of eight courageous women told through diaries, letters, original photos, paintings and maps. These eight women had the courage and strength for which the ANZACs are renowned and the compassion and tenderness that women can bring. One brave nursing sister Hilda Samsing became a whistleblower. In Belgium, Louise Creed, a Sydney journalist caught in the besieged city of Antwerp made a hair raising escape from a German firing squad. Brisbane's Grace Wilson, ordered to establish an emergency hospital on drought ridden Lemnos Island, arrived there to find suffering ANZACs but no drinking water, tents or medical supplies. After surviving hardship on Lemnos, young Florence James-Wallace worked in France near the front line in a Casualty Clearing, treating soldiers with hideous wounds or blinded by mustard gas.
Soft cover, illustrated, 410 pages.