This Small Army of Women: Canadian Volunteer Nurses and the First World War

TitleThis Small Army of Women: Canadian Volunteer Nurses and the First World War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsQuiney, Linda
PublisherUBC Press
CityVancouver
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This narrative explores the nearly two thousand women from Canada and Newfoundland who volunteered overseas and at home. Well-educated and middle-class but largely untrained, VADs were excluded from Canadian military hospitals overseas (the realm of the professional nurse) but helped solve Britain's nursing deficit. Their struggle to secure a place at their brothers' bedsides reveals much about the tensions surrounding amateur and professional nurses and women's evolving role outside the home. [WorldCat]

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