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Nurse Writers of the Great War

Christine E. Hallett


The First World War was the first ‘total war’. Its industrial weaponry damaged millions of men, and drove whole armies underground into dangerously unhealthy trenches. Many were killed. Others suffered from massive, life-threatening injuries; wound infections such as gas gangrene and tetanus; exposure to extremes of temperature; emotional trauma; and systemic disease. Tens of thousands of women volunteered to serve as nurses to alleviate their suffering. Some were fully-trained professionals; others had minimal preparation, and served as volunteer-nurses. Their motivations were a combination o ... More

Keywords: Nurses, Nursing, First World War, Memoirs, Life Writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784992521
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992521.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine E. Hallett, author
University of Manchester