The Anzac girls : the extraordinary story of our World War I nurses / Peter Rees. The other Anzacs.

Collection type Library
Author Rees, Peter, 1948-, author.;
Call Number 940.47594 R328a
Document type Monograph
Year 2014.
Pagination xviii, 363 pages, 48 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, photographs, portraits ; 24 cm.
Publisher Allen & Unwin,
Note "The book that inspired the ABC1 TV series." - Cover. Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-346) and index. By the end of the Great War, forty-five Australian and New Zealand nurses had died on overseas service and over two hundred had been decorated. These were the women who left for war looking for adventure and romance but were soon confronted with challenges for which their civilian lives cound never have prepared them. Their strenght and dignity were remarkable. sing diaries and letters, Peter Rees takes us into the hospital camps and the wards, and the tent surgeries on the edge of some of the most horrif ic battlefronts of human history. But he also allows the friendships and loves of these courageous and compassionate women to shine through and to enrich our experience. Profoundly moving Anzac Girls is a story of extraordinary courage and humanity shown by a group of women whose contribution to the Anzac legend has barely been recognised in our history. Peter Rees has changed that understanding forever.
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