Anzac Girls

Anzac Girls

The Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses

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Independent Publishing Group
By the end of World War I, 45 Australian and New Zealand nurses had died on overseas service, and over 200 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 could never have prepared them. Their strength and dignity were remarkable. Using 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 horrific battlefronts of human history. But he also allows the friendships and loves of these courageous and compassionate women to enrich their experiences, and ours. Profoundly moving, this is a story of extraordinary courage and humanity shown by a group of women whose contribution to the Anzac legend has barely been recognized in our history. Peter Rees has changed that understanding forever.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. :, Allen & Unwin,, 2014
ISBN: 9781743319826
Characteristics: xviii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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