Ah .. that's better. Now for a little fresh air, and beauty is once more unadorned. Respirators ...

Unit Australian Army Nursing Service
Place Middle East: British Mandate of Palestine, Palestine, Gaza, Gaza Ridge
Accession Number 004107
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Hurley, James Francis (Frank)
Place made British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Gaza
Date made 19 November 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Ah .. that's better. Now for a little fresh air, and beauty is once more unadorned. Respirators may be an important part of military equipment but really, a girl doesn't look her best with her head in a bag. The women practicing respirator drill are, left to right: VFX8394 Sister Lilian Elaine McPhail (died of injuries in a car crash at El Kantara on 1 September 1941, whilst attached to 2/2nd AGH); VX17199 Sister Gladys Elva Mole; VFX382 Sister Margaret Blythe Cuthbert; A. E. Whiteside; VX374 Margaret Elizabeth Josephs; and VFX374 senior nursing sister Dorothy Vines; all of the 2/1st Casualty Clearing Station.