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World War II Allied Nursing Services

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The skill and care of the women of the Allied military nursing services was remembered gratefully by hundreds of thousands of wounded servicemen of World War II (1939-1945). The small peacetime services increased rapidly by enrolling reservists and volunteers; the great majority of the nurses who cared for Allied casualties were 'civilians in uniform', who worked tirelessly under difficult conditions and - in tented hospitals close to the front lines - in real danger; many nurses paid for their devotion with ...

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Overview

The skill and care of the women of the Allied military nursing services was remembered gratefully by hundreds of thousands of wounded servicemen of World War II (1939-1945). The small peacetime services increased rapidly by enrolling reservists and volunteers; the great majority of the nurses who cared for Allied casualties were 'civilians in uniform', who worked tirelessly under difficult conditions and - in tented hospitals close to the front lines - in real danger; many nurses paid for their devotion with their lives. This first-ever fully illustrated study of the US, British, Commonwealth, and other nursing organisations includes many unpublished photographs and 24 meticulously illustrated colour figures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841761855
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/2/2002
  • Series: Men-at-Arms
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN J.BRAYLEY now works as a professional photographer and freelance author after many years' service with the Royal Navy. He is a long-time collector and researcher of militaria, and his published books - with co-author Richard Ingram - include World War II British Women's Uniforms (1995); The World War II Tommy - British Army Uniforms, European Theatre 1939-45 (1998); and Khaki Drill & Jungle Greeen - British Tropical Uniforms 1939-45 (2000). He has also contributed articles to specialist magazines in Britain and abroad; and this book is the latest in a series of titles for Osprey Military on the men's and women's services of World War II. An expert marksman, Martin Brayley has represented Great Britain at international level; he lives in Hampshire with his wife and son.

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