Camp Diary of Henrietta E.C. Armstrong: Experiences of a Boer Nurse in the Irene Concentration Camp, 6 April-11 October 1901

TitleCamp Diary of Henrietta E.C. Armstrong: Experiences of a Boer Nurse in the Irene Concentration Camp, 6 April-11 October 1901
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1980
AuthorsArmstrong, Henrietta E. C., and Thariza Van Rensburg
Number of Pages211
PublisherHuman Sciences Research Council
CityPretoria
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In this diary, the author recounts her experiences as a nurse during the Second Boer War in the Irene concentration camp, widely regarded to be the worst concentration camp of all the camps into which the British Army forced civilians. The diary provides details about the camp, including the persistent incidence of serious illness, the severe shortage of medical staff at the camp before and during the author's arrival, and the morbid obsession with death among the inmates of the camp. 

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