The Other Anzacs: Nurses at War 1914-1918

The Other Anzacs: Nurses at War 1914-1918


By (author) Peter Rees

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 44mm | 821g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: St Leonards
  • ISBN 10: 1741755492
  • ISBN 13: 9781741755497
  • Sales rank: 447,647

Product description

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 women who left for war on an adventure, but were soon confronted with remarkable challenges for which their civilian lives could never have prepared them. 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. This is a very human story from a different era, when women had not long begun their quest for equality and won the vote. They were on the frontline of social change as well as war, and the hurdles they had to overcome and the price they paid, personally and professionally, make them a unique group in Anzac history.

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Author information

Peter Rees is a journalist. He worked in the Canberra Press Gallery for many years, before leaving to write books fulltime. He is author of -Killing Juanita, -The Boy from Boree Creek, the biography of Tim Fischer, and is co-author of -Tim Fischer's Outback Heroes.