Women Overseas: Memoirs of the Canadian Red Cross Corps

TitleWomen Overseas: Memoirs of the Canadian Red Cross Corps
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsDay, Frances Martin, Phyllis Spence, and Barbara Ladouceur
Number of Pages385
PublisherRonsdale Press
CityVancouver, BC

In these Red Cross memoirs, thirty women tell their stories of volunteer work with the Canadian Red Cross Corps in overseas postings during World War Two and the Korean War. The volunteers shouldered challenging and often dangerous jobs, working as nurse’s aides, ambulance drivers, welfare officers, cooks, transport drivers and in the social clubs Canadian soldiers visited on leave. They talk about daily bombings and severe food shortages, witness death and destruction all around, and acquire the spirit and courage exhibited by so many « ordinary » people during the war.

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