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Sisters In Arms (häftad)

Sisters In Arms

British Army Nurses Tell Their Story

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Häftad Engelska, 2009-02-19
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The remarkable true story of the Queen Alexandra frontline nurses in the Second World War. The amazing experiences of the Queen Alexandra nurses in the Second World War form one of the greatest adventure stories of modern times, and - incredibly - remain largely untold. Thousands of middle-class girls, barely out of school, were plucked from sheltered backgrounds, subjected to training regimes unimaginably tough by today's standards, and sent forth to share the harsh conditions of the fighting services. They had to deal with the most appalling suffering, yet most found reserves of inner strength that carried them through episodes of unrelieved horror. Over 200 nurses died, torpedoed in hospital ships, bombed in field hospitals or murdered in Japanese prison camps. Dozens won medals for gallantry. From the beaches of Dunkirk, to Singapore and D-Day, they saw it all. Whether tending burned pilots from the Battle of Britain or improvising medical treatment in Japanese death camps, their dedication was second to none. This is their story.
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  1. Dessa kvinnors öde förtjänar mer uppmärksamhet!
    Camilla Körner, 9 maj 2014

    Spännande och initierat skrivet om dessa yrkeskvinnors roll under WWII. Så mycket nytt som framkommit i krighistoria. En bok för medicinsk personal såväl som de som är intresserade av krigshistoria.

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Nicola Tyrer is a freelance journalist who works for the DAILY MAIL and DAILY TELEGRAPH. Her first book, THEY FOUGHT IN THE FIELDS, a history of the Land Army sold over 20,000 copies in hardback.