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    DescriptionAll children learn at school the story of Florence Nightingale - the Lady with the Lamp - who heroically tended the sick during the Crimean War. But she was not the only woman in the Crimea. It is usually assumed that women did not become involved in international conflict until the First World War. But in No Place For Ladies, respected historian Helen Rappaport proves otherwise: numerous women were actively involved in the Crimean in a variety of ways. Four wives would be chosen to accompany each regiment of 100 men, enduring the vermin-ridden troop ships and then left to fend for themselves in the barren Crimean terrain, before combing the battlefields in search of their men. Yet the suffering of the soldiers' wives left behind was more terrible. At home, vast numbers of women - including Queen Victoria herself - knitted socks to cheer the soldiers stranded in freezing Sevastopol. Florence Nightingale had a band of unruly, often hard-drinking orderlies to control. Rejected by Nightingale, maverick black nurse Mary Seacole set up her own dispensary in the Crimea. And then there were the lady battlefield tourists, watching engagements from a safe distance in between picnics and yacht trips. This rich, colourful and fascinating picture of very different women at war, based on hundreds of rare accounts, is now available in B-format paperback. Helen Rappaport is a historian and author of An Encyclopaedia of Women and Social Reformers and Joseph Stalin: A Biographical Companion. She has presented historical documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC Woman's Hour.


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    Title
    No Place for Ladies
    Subtitle
    The Untold Story of Women in the Crimean War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Helen Rappaport
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845133146
    ISBN 10: 1845133145
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000, HIS037030, SOC028000
    BIC subject category V2: HBWL
    DC22: 947.0738082
    Illustrations note
    8pp b/w illustrations
    Publisher
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Publication date
    25 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    * 'Fascinating' The Times * 'Haunting' Guardian