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Sisters in Arms: British Army Nurses Tell Their Story | [Nicola Tyrer]

Sisters in Arms: British Army Nurses Tell Their Story

The amazing experiences of the Queen Alexandra nurses in the World Wars is one of the greatest adventure stories of modern times, and - incredibly - remains largely untold. Thousands of middle-class girls, barely out of school, were plucked from sheltered backgrounds, subjected to training regimes unimaginably tough by today's standards, and sent forth to share the harsh conditions of the fighting services.
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The amazing experiences of the Queen Alexandra nurses in the World Wars is one of the greatest adventure stories of modern times, and - incredibly - remains largely untold.

Thousands of middle-class girls, barely out of school, were plucked from sheltered backgrounds, subjected to training regimes unimaginably tough by today's standards, and sent forth to share the harsh conditions of the fighting services. They had to deal with the most appalling suffering, yet most found reserves of inner strength that carried them through episodes of unrelieved horror.

Over 400 nurses died, torpedoed in hospital ships, bombed in field hospitals, or murdered in Japanese prison camps. Dozens won medals for gallantry. From the beaches of Dunkirk to Singapore and D-Day, they saw it all. Whether tending burned pilots from the Battle of Britain or improvising medical treatment in Japanese death camps, their dedication was second to none. This is their story.

©2008 Nicola Tyrer; (P)2008 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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    Judith Brogue, PA, United States 05-28-12
    Judith Brogue, PA, United States 05-28-12 Member Since 2004
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    "tremendous nurses' role in WWII"
    What did you love best about Sisters in Arms?

    realistic presentation of developing role of nurses in WW2


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sisters in Arms?

    end of the war


    Which scene was your favorite?

    nurses actually nursing others in prisoner of war camps


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    extreme admiration for such heroes


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    julie red earth creek, AB, Canada 05-04-12
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    "Human courage under trial"
    What made the experience of listening to Sisters in Arms the most enjoyable?

    just the stories were a reminder of how hard nurses work and try to make a difference in their work settings, and communities. Human nature of courage, unsung heroes seen in the world who never get fame or fortune, or even recognition for what human courage allows them to do. Same for other groups too not just nurses but as nurses we have very little written history to tell our story, it was good to see the stories written down.


    What other book might you compare Sisters in Arms to and why?

    Forest of Dean: because its about real people and their journeys.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    She was rather dry


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when the soldiers let the nurses wear trousers and warmer clothing instead of summer cotton uniforms in a cold climate...hard to imagine that was ever an issue..human rights, and occupational health and safety being so prevalent these days...


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the listen

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