The Other Anzacs

The Other Anzacs : Nurses at War 1914-1918

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By the end of the Great War, 45 Australian and New Zealand nurses had died on overseas service and over 200 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. They were there for the horrors of Gallipoli and they were there for the savagery the Western Front. Within twelve hours of the slaughter at Anzac Cove they had over 500 horrifically injured patients to tend on one crammed hospital ship, and scores of deaths on each of the harrowing days that followed. Every night was a nightmare. Their strength and humanity 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.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 44mm | 821g
  • Allen & Unwin
  • St Leonards, Australia
  • English
  • 1741755492
  • 9781741755497
  • 489,505

About Peter Rees

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 JuanitaGBP, -The Boy from Boree CreekGBP, the biography of Tim Fischer, and is co-author of -Tim Fischer's Outback Heroes.

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