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'We Too Were Soldiers' by Dr Vivien Newman


WAAC workers and Chief Ordnance Office Staff, Rouen 1917     ‘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: Women's Poetry of the First World War (2004) University of Essex. The …

The First Canadian Nurses killed by Enemy Action during the First World War


A number of Canadian nurses died on active service, largely as a result of disease. The first Canadian nursing casualties as a result of direct enemy action took place in May 1918, claiming the lives of three nurses over the following days. All were serving at 1st Canadian Hospital near Etaples, France, an area where there were many hospitals and c…

Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve by Sue Light


A permanent reserve for Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNS) was formed in 1908, but during peacetime recruitment proved difficult, never successfully competing with the popular Territorial Force Nursing Service. It was intended that the Reserve be held at a constant 500 members; in peacetime they would fill gaps …

ONLINE: 'Bluebirds: Three Canadian Great War Nurses' by Andrea McKenzie


Caption: The staff of CCS No. 2, Poperinge Live zoom from Toronto, Canada About this talk: Three Montreal nursing sisters - Clare Gass, Harriet Drake and Mildred Forbes - ran Casualty Clearing Station No. 2 in Poperinge during the most violent and most crucial months on the Ypres sector in 1917-18. Together they endured bombing raids, shellfire, …

“Nurses, Spies and the Home Front. The role of women in the Great War” by Philip Stevens


“Nurses, Spies and the Home Front. The role of women in the Great War” by Philip Stevens. Everyone knows something about Edith Cavell.  However the nurses, spies, munitions workers, ambulance drivers and countless others who answered the country’s call were largely forgotten again after the war ended.  They deserve better.  Philip will talk about…

Simon Keable Elliott - Robert Keable - An utterly immoral WW1 Chaplin


Simon introduces us to Robert Keable. Robert was an Army Chaplin during the Great War and had a relationship with a nurse resulting in him leaving his wife and writing a book. We'll leave Simon to tell more on this fascinating story!!