Sisters in Arms

Sisters in Arms : British Army Nurses Tell Their Story

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The amazing experiences of the Queen Alexandra nurses in the World Wars is one of the greatest adventure stories of modern times, and -- incredibly -- remains largely untold. Thousands of middle-class girls, barely out of school, were plucked from sheltered backgrounds, subjected to training regimes unimaginable tough by today's standards, and sent forth to share the harsh conditions of the fighting services. They had to deal with the most appalling suffering, yet most found reserves of inner strength that carried them through episodes of unrelieved horror. Over 400 nurses died, torpedoed in hospital ships, bombed in field hospitals or murdered in Japanese prison camps. Dozens won medals for gallantry. From the beaches of Dunkirk, to Singapore and D-Day, they saw it all. Whether tending burned pilots from the Battle of Britain or improvising medical treatment in Japanese death camps, their dedication was second to none. This is their story.show more

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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752898086
  • 9780752898087

About Nicola Tyrer

Nicola Tyrer is a freelance journalist who works for the DAILY MAIL and DAILY TELEGRAPH. Sian Thomas is an award-winning Welsh actress who trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has appeared on stage, TV and in films such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in which she played Amelia Bones. She has won the Martini TMA Award for Best Actress as Yelena in Uncle Vanya on its Renaissance Tour and an Oliver Award Nomination for Best Comedy Performance as Vittoria in Countrymania at the RNT. Sian has read numerous audiobooks including East of the Sun and Sisters in Arms for Orion. Barbara Flynn began acting in her native Hastings whilst at school, and since leaving drama school has worked steadily across stage, film and television, creating and sustaining some memorable television characters.show more