Angels of Mercy: Nurses on the Western Front

Angels of Mercy: Nurses on the Western Front

By: Eileen Crofton (author)Paperback

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This is the story of the wartime experiences of a group of women who ran a field hospital near the trenches during World War I, often under conditions of great hardship. The text draws on the women's diaries and letters home. The Scottish Women's Hospitals unit offered their services to France and opened a hospital in the ancient Abbey of Royaumont, near Paris. The hospital operated from 1915 to 1919 and became famous for its nursing care, cleanliness and efficiency, recognised by the French authorities as a key wartime hospital.

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About Author

Eileen Crofton studied medicine at Somerville College, Oxford. She joined the Royal Medical Corps in 1944 and was posted to County Down where she met her husband. She was appointed county medical officer of the Midlothian branch of the British Red Cross Society in 1963, later being awarded life membership for exceptional service. In 1971 she helped to establish Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and was awarded an MBE on her retirement from ASH Scotland. She died in 2010.

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/07/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781843410638
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781843410638
  • ISBN10: 184341063X

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