The Resource Australian heroines of World War One : Gallipoli, Lemnos and the Western Front, Susanna De Vries., (ebook)

Australian heroines of World War One : Gallipoli, Lemnos and the Western Front, Susanna De Vries., (ebook)

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Australian heroines of World War One : Gallipoli, Lemnos and the Western Front
Title
Australian heroines of World War One
Title remainder
Gallipoli, Lemnos and the Western Front
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Susanna De Vries.
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eng
Summary
Australian Heroines of World War One tells the story of eight courageous women through diaries, letters, original photos, paintings and specially drawn maps. These women had the courage and strength for which the Anzacs are renowned and the compassion and tenderness that only a woman can bring. Sister Hilda Samsing from Melbourne became a whistleblower when nursing aboard the hospital ship Gascon, outraged by the bungled evacuation of wounded Anzacs. She defied censorship and kept a very frank diary, reproduced here for the first time. In 1914, Louise Creed, a Sydney journalist, was caught in the besieged city of Antwerp and made a hair-raising escape from a German firing squad. Brisbane's Grace Wilson, ordered to establish an emergency hospital on drought ridden Lemnos Island, arrived there to find suffering Anzacs but no drinking water, tents or medical supplies. Grace and her nurses saved the lives of thousands who had been wounded at Lone Pine and the Nek. In France, Florence James-Wallace, Anne Donnell and Elsie Tranter nursed near the front line in Casualty Clearing Stations, treating soldiers with hideous wounds or blinded by mustard gas. In 1918, they had to deal with an epidemic of Spanish flu, killing some nurses. These brave women returned to Australia but their heroism was quickly forgotten. Two of these women received such meagre pensions they died destitute. Publication of this book with its numerous illustrations has been facilitated by a generous donation from Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, keen that these stories become known to Australians of all ages. This is an updated editon with additional information on some of the nurses supplied by their relatives after they read the first edition
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Midwest
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De Vries, Susanna
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940.47594
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Nurses
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military nursing
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military nursing
  • Military nursing
  • Nurses
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Australian heroines of World War One : Gallipoli, Lemnos and the Western Front, Susanna De Vries., (ebook)
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multicolored
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781742983509
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12304502
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12304502
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MWT12304502
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Australian heroines of World War One : Gallipoli, Lemnos and the Western Front, Susanna De Vries., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781742983509
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12304502
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12304502
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MWT12304502
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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