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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…


'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 …