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Anzac Girls : The extraordinary story of our World War I nurses - Peter Rees

Anzac Girls

The extraordinary story of our World War I nurses

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Published: 1st July 2014
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By the end of the Great War, forty-five Australian and New Zealand nurses had died on overseas service and over two hundred had been decorated. These were the women who left for war looking for adventure and romance but were soon confronted with challenges for which their civilian lives could never have prepared them. Their strength and dignity were remarkable.

Using diaries and letters, Peter Rees takes us into the hospital camps and the wards and the tent surgeries on the edge of some of the most horrific battlefronts of human history. But he also allows the friendships and loves of these courageous and compassionate women to enrich their experiences, and ours.

Profoundly moving, Anzac Girls is a story of extraordinary courage and humanity shown by a group of women whose contribution to the Anzac legend has barely been recognised in our history. Peter Rees has changed that understanding forever.

About the Author

Peter Rees has been a journalist for forty years, working as federal political correspondent for the Melbourne Sun, the West Australian and the Sunday Telegraph. He is the author of The Boy from Boree Creek: The Tim Fischer Story (2001), Tim Fischer's Outback Heroes (2002), Killing Juanita: A true story of murder and corruption (2004), which was a winner of the 2004 Ned Kelly Award for Australian crime writing, Desert Boys and Lancaster Men (2013). He lives in Canberra.

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    5.0

    Fantastic Book

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      After watching the TV show I was inspired to read about the WW1 nurses, it was a fantastic book and took you right into their lives and what they endured.

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      4.0

      A good Read

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        I enjoyed the historical aspect of the book and read it in conjunction with watching the TV series. I plan to keep the book as a reference book.

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        A great read

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          A great read for Australian history buffs

          Its was interesting to read about Nurses in WW1 and makes you appreciate the conditions Nurses work in now.

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          Moving

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              lovely, well written, flows well

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              ISBN: 9781743319826
              ISBN-10: 1743319827
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 384
              Published: 1st July 2014
              Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN (AUSTRALIA)
              Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
              Edition Number: 1