Search results for Viv Newman.

Nursing through shot, shell and shell-shock: medical women at the Front

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Seeking to correct the myth that those who nursed overseas were all well-bred VADs, ‘Nursing through Shot, Shell and Shell-shock’ looks instead at the dedicated service of professional nurses and doctors as well as the volunteers. Historian and author, Dr. Viv Newman will focus is women who worked in some of the most horrific conditions in all the…


'With Bill-hook and Stick They Cleared Out the Ditches-Women on the Land in the First World War' A talk by Viv Newman

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Following Viv’s recent talk entitled 'Nursing Through Shot and Shell-Medical Women at the Front', she recalls the unsung work of women working on the land. As well as writing articles about women during the First Word War, Viv works closely with military publishers Pen and Sword for their social history imprint. Among her printed works are:-   …


'They Shoot Spies - the untold story of the first female agents' a talk by Dr Viv Newman

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Dr Viv Newman will give a talk on the untold story of the first female agents.   Dr Newman’s lecture looks at female spies, from  Aphra Benn, a 17th century British poet, author and playwright, who was recruited as a political spy by King Charles II to Marthe Cnockhaert, a young Belgian nurse of the  First World War.   Marthe spied on Germans …



'Nursing through shot and shell' by Viv Newman.

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Seeking to correct the myth that those who nursed overseas were all well-bred VADs, ‘Nursing through Shot, Shell and Shell-shock’ looks instead at the dedicated service of professional nurses and doctors as well as the volunteers. Historian and author, Dr. Viv Newman will focus is women who worked in some of the most horrific conditions in all the…



'We Too Were Soldiers' by Dr Vivien Newman

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WAAC workers and Chief Ordnance Office Staff, Rouen 1917   [This article was first published April 2007, Stand To! Pages 38-42]   ‘We Too Were Soldiers’ 1 By Dr Vivien Newman   Viv Newman's long-standing interest in the Great War led, after many years teaching women's war poetry at A level, to a PhD thesis entitled Songs of Wartime Lives: …


'They Shoot Spies–the untold story of the first female agents' with Dr Viv Newman

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Moving beyond the stereotypes of Edith Cavell and Mata Hari, this talk by Dr. Viv Newman explores the lives and actions of two Belgian and one French women whose espionage made a significant contribution to the Allied cause. One is believed to be the only woman, probably the only person, to have been decorated by France, Belgian, Britain AND Germa…