Sisters: Heroic True-life Stories from the Nurses of World War Two

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On September 3, 1939, the Prime Minister declared that Britain was at war with Germany. Thousands of young women, many of them barely out of school, were sent headlong into grueling training regimes that would see them become wartime nurses. Sisters features over 150 previously unpublished interviews from the archives of the Royal College of Nursing. From the bombed-out wards of the Blitz to the harsh conditions of army field hospitals, and from the nurses' pioneering work in the treatment of burns to the challenges of delivering a baby in a blackout, these courageous individuals relate with candour, wit and compassion their memories of the war. The members of this sisterhood found reserves of inner strength and made friendships that carried them through episodes of unrelieved horror. For many, wartime nursing was a life-changing experience and, in telling their vivid, poignant and riveting stories, Sisters captures their pride, grief, and joy. It is a fitting tribute to their spirit and bravery.

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Dr. Barbara Mortimer is an expert on the history historian of nursing. Over the years she has held various clinical nursing posts and has worked as a nurse teacher and a lecturer in nursing. Dr. Mortimer has planned and taught courses in the history of nursing at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Strathclyde, and Glasgow Caledonian Universities. In 2000 she was one of the founders of the UK Centre for the History of Nursing. Since retiring in 2004, she has worked as a research assistant at the Royal College of Nursing Archives.

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"A fascinating slice of lived history" Independent "Vivid, poignant and very personal." Choice Magazine "Absurdity and anguish are bedfellows in a lively tribute to those who helped heal the scars of war." Saga Magazine "Profoundly moving with moments of humour to lighten the emotional load, this is a wonderful tribute, allowing forgotten voices to be heard once more." Good Reads

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