Diary of a Nurse in South Africa: With the Dutch-Belgian Red Cross During the Boer War

TitleDiary of a Nurse in South Africa: With the Dutch-Belgian Red Cross During the Boer War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBron, Alice
Number of Pages120
PublisherLeonaur
CityDriffield, United Kingdom
Abstract

The author of this diary, a young Belgian woman, was a vocational nurse from an early age. While serving as a nurse in a private hospital, she answered the call for trained medical help by joining the staff of an ambulance sent out to South Africa during the Second Boer War by the Dutch and Belgian Red Cross. She worked in the war zone caring for the Boer wounded and sick until the summer of 1900, when she was recalled to Europe upon the sudden death of her husband. After quickly settling her affairs, she felt compelled once again to return to Africa, on this occasion volunteering to serve as a Nursing Sister, caring primarily for the British sick and wounded. In this diary, the author provides a view of her humanitarian work in two opposing camps and on both sides of the lines of the Boer War.

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