Sister soldiers of the Great War : the nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

Book
Published 2016
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Summary:

"In Sisters Soldiers of the Great War, award-winning author Cynthia Toman recovers the long-lost history of Canada's first women soldiers--nursing sisters who enlisted as officers with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. The nursing sisters' had a mandate to salvage as many sick and wounded men as possible for return to the frontlines. Nothing prepared them for poor living conditions, the scale of casualties, or the type of wounds they encountered, but their letters and diaries reveal that they were determined to soldier on under all circumstances while still "living as well as possible"."-- Provided by publisher.

ISBN:
9780774832137
Description:
ix, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Canadiana.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
The great machine of healing
The cast of characters
Soldiering on under all conditions
Soldiering on with medical and surgical work
Social sisters: "living as well as possible"
Contemplating the costs of war.
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