In this Book

summary
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. Many more suffered terrible, life-threatening injuries: wound infections such as gas gangrene and tetanus, exposure to extremes of temperature, emotional trauma and systemic disease. In an effort to alleviate this suffering, tens of thousands of women volunteered to serve as nurses. Of these, some were experienced professionals, while others had undergone only minimal training. But regardless of their preparation, they would all gain a unique understanding of the conditions of industrial warfare. Until recently their contributions, both to the saving of lives and to our understanding of warfare, have remained largely hidden from view. By combining biographical research with textual analysis, Nurse writers of the great war opens a window onto their insights into the nature of nursing and the impact of warfare.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. List of figures
  2. p. ix
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Preface
  2. pp. x-xii
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. List of abbreviations
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-26
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Part I. Independent ladies
  2. pp. 27-28
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 1. Heroines in Belgium and Serbia
  2. pp. 29-47
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 2. Le petit paradis des blessés
  2. pp. 48-75
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 3. The hell at the heart of paradise
  2. pp. 76-96
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Part II. Professional women
  2. pp. 97-98
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 4. In France with the British Expeditionary Force
  2. pp. 99-123
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 5. American nurses in Europe
  2. pp. 124-142
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 6. The war nurse as free agent
  2. pp. 143-171
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Part III. Volunteer girls
  2. pp. 172-174
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 7. American young women at war
  2. pp. 175-186
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 8. The British ‘VAD’
  2. pp. 187-210
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 9. Epic romance on Western and Eastern Fronts
  2. pp. 211-228
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 229-245
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 246-270
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-278
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download

Additional Information

ISBN
9781784996949
MARC Record
OCLC
981900188
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-09
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.