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Women of war: Gender, modernity and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

Juliette Pattinson

Abstract

Women of War is an examination of gender modernity using the world’s longest established women’s military organisation, the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, as a case study. Formed in 1907 and still active today, the Corps was the first to adopt khaki uniform, prepare for war service, staff a regimental first aid post near the front line and drive officially for the British army in France. It was the only British unit whose members were sworn in as soldiers of the Belgian army, and it was the most decorated women’s corps of the First World War. Bringing both public and personal representations into ... More

Keywords: FANY, modernity, New Woman, war, class, driving, horse-riding, first aid, nursing, femininity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526145659
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526145666

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juliette Pattinson, author
University of Kent