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Author Hallett, Christine E., author.

Title Nurse writers of the Great War / Christine E. Hallett.

Publication Info. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages) : black and white illustrations (portraits)
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Series Nursing history and humanities
Nursing history and humanities.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Examining the experiences of First World War nurses through their own writings, this book offers fresh insights into the reality of industrial warfare.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Part I Independent ladies; 1 Heroines in Belgium and Serbia; Introduction: plucky nurses; The duchess-directrice: Millicent Sutherland and her ambulance; Escaping the German advance: a war nurse's diary; Nurse fighters on the Serbian Front; A quest too far: the death of Sarah Macnaughtan; Conclusion: heroines on Western and Eastern Fronts; Notes; 2 Le petit paradis des blessÚs; Introduction: the little paradise.
Narratives of L'H˘pital Chirurgical Mobile No. 1Mary Borden's Forbidden Zone; Agnes Warner: devoted professional; Conclusion: the 'Directrice' and the head nurse; Notes; 3 The hell at the heart of paradise; Introduction: more writings from L'H˘pital Chirurgical Mobile No. 1; War's backwash; Maud Mortimer: witnessing nursing; Conclusion: the power of interpretation; Notes; Part II Professional women; 4 In France with the British Expeditionary Force; Introduction: the power of professional nursing; The quintessential British nurse: Kate Luard; Alice Fitzgerald: entrapped nurse.
Conclusion: professional nurses in military hospitalsNotes; 5 American nurses in Europe; Introduction: American nurses and the war in Europe; Julia Stimson's 'splendid women'; Pioneer nurse: the adventures of Helen Dore Boylston; Conclusion: far-off lands and strange adventures; Notes; 6 The war nurse as free agent; Introduction: the rewards of professional nursing; Heroine of Pervyse: the adventures of Elsie Knocker; Violetta Thurstan: intrepid, travelling nurse; Conclusion: intrepid nurses; Notes; Part III Volunteer girls; 7 American young women at war; Introduction: American women at war.
Disillusionment and despair: meeting the realities of warThe mystery of War Nurse; Conclusion: the truth about the war; Notes; 8 The British 'VAD'; Introduction: becoming a VAD; Realising war's realities; Vera Brittain's Testament; Enid Bagnold: military medicine as part of the 'war machine'; Needed by the country: Irene Rathbone's 'novel'; Conclusion: the VAD as witness; Notes; 9 Epic romance on Western and Eastern Fronts; Introduction: the romance of volunteer work; Ordeals on the Western Front; 'Wide open world': the adventures of Florence Farmborough.
Broken spell: war and revolution in the writings of Mary BritnievaConclusion: 'ordeal' and 'apotheosis'; Notes; Conclusion; Remembering and memorialising; Dutiful daughters of the allied cause; Intrepid travelling nurses; Heretical nurses; Autonomy and agency; The truth about the war; Notes; Bibliography; Primary sources; Archives consulted; Articles and columns published anonymously in the British Journal of Nursing; Books and journal articles published between 1890 and 1946; Books and journal articles published between 1947 and 2014; Theses and dissertations; Index.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Language English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care.
Military nursing.
Nurses' writings.
Autobiography -- History.
Military Nursing -- history.
Autobiographies as Topic.
World War I.
History, 20th Century.
Nursing and ancillary services.
Nursing research and theory.
Nursing research & theory.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Research & Theory.
Autobiography. (OCoLC)fst00822597
Medical care. (OCoLC)fst01013753
Military nursing. (OCoLC)fst01021338
Nurses' writings. (OCoLC)fst01041725
World War (1914-1918) (OCoLC)fst01180746
Chronological Term 1914-1918
Indexed Term History.
industrial warfare.
Medical history.
Nursing history.
Nursing research and theory.
First World War.
European history.
American nurses.
the western front.
the eastern front.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Hallett, Christine E. Nurse writers of the great war 1784992526 (OCoLC)920729989
ISBN 9781784996949 (electronic bk.)
1784996947 (electronic bk.)
9781784992521 (electronic bk.)
1784992526 (electronic bk.)
9781526129352 (electronic bk.)
1526129353 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. CHNEW 001035088
CHVBK 556235495
GBVCP 896610489
UKMGB 018073428
UKMGB 018364053

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