Willingly into the fray
Edited by Catherine McCullagh
Willingly into the Fray provides a rare view through the lives of Australian Army nurses from the early days of 1899 to modern times, and to experience the vast changes in society that accompanied those years. Sixty-five nurses tell their stories, voices preserved and words, often fraught with emotion and mired in distress at what they have seen, endured and railed against, carefully retained. Many of these stories are told for the first time, particularly those of the recent campaigns, peacekeeping operations, disaster relief and humanitarian missions. Since the first intrepid Boer War nurses set out, Australian Army nurses have forged a proud and enviable reputation. They are justifiably renowned for their determination to provide quality medical care despite extreme privation, perilous circumstances, and a lack of the most rudimentary medical equipment.
Hard cover, photographs, 464 pages.