Australian Heroines Of World War One

De Vries Susanna

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Pirgos Press
Publisher Place: Brisbane
Publisher Year: 2013
Edition: First Edition

Description: 410 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: This outstanding book tells the stories of eight courageous women through diaries, letters, photos, paintings and specially drawn maps. These women had the courage and strength for which the Anzacs are renown 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-stricken 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 those stories become known to Australians of all ages."A wonderful book everyone should read" - Linda Mottram, ABC Sydney"Entertaining and informative" - Phillip Adams, Late Night Live

ISBN: 9780980621655


410 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

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