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'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: …


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 1918 whi…