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'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: …


066: January 2003

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I Embarked for France: The War Diaries and letters of an English family in the Great War: Evelyn Ansell, 19th King’s Liverpool Regiment

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Reviewed by Linda Parker. Although this narrative of a family’s journey and the mixed fortunes of war is focused on Evelyn Ansell, its first chapter, describing the end of a family holiday in August 1914, introduces his family as the lens through which the Great War is seen. As Meryl Moore comments 'I read these family letters and lived the war ye…


17 December 1918 : Nurse Doris Jane Procter

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Doris Procter was born in Settle, Yorkshire in 1892. She was the daughter of a tailor and confectioner. One of five children, she volunteered for V.A.D. service at the outbreak of war in 1914. She was called into service in May 1915.   After serving for much of the war at a Military Hospital in Leicester, she caught influenza in December 19…


CANCELLED : Scopwick House VAD Hospital + Branch AGM

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It is with great regret, though understandable given the change in regulation regarding holding meetings, that this meeting has been cancelled. 


A Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

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Feminism of the First Hour?  Released in 1933 as Germany faced the beginnings of the rise of fascism, A Testament of Youth recounts the First World War as years of love, desolation and loss leading to a life of pacifism, through the personal narrative of Vera Brittain – a fiancé in waiting turned volunteer nurse.  As a middle-class girl from Derb…


The mobilisation of Britain’s military nurses

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The day after Britain entered the First World War, a ward sister at Charing Cross Hospital, Maud Hopton, signed a War Office contract agreeing to serve with the military nursing service – at home or abroad - for a period of one year. Three days after this Maude found herself at Aldershot with 43 other nurses preparing to embark for France as part …