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Sisters

Mortimer, Barbara, 1944- author; Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain), associated with work

On 3 September 1939, the Prime Minister declared that Britain was at war with Nazi Germany. Thousands of young women, many of them barely out of school, were sent headlong into gruelling training regimes that would see them become wartime nurses. 'Sisters' features over 150 previously unpublished stories from the archives of the Royal College of Nursing. The vivid, poignant and riveting stories capture these nurses' incredible bravery and touching friendships

Book. English.
Published London: Arrow Books, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Barbara Mortimer in association with the Royal College of Nursing
ISBN: 0099547740, 1448136474, 9780099547747, 9781448136476
Note: Originally published: London: Hutchinson, 2012.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: xv, 320 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Women Great Britain.; World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, British.; Nurses Great Britain History 20th century.; World War, 1939-1945 Medical care Great Britain.; Warfare and Defence.; Military nursing Great Britain History 20th century.

Author note

Dr. Barbara Mortimer is an expert on the history of nursing. Over the years, she has held various clinical nursing posts and has worked as a nurse teacher and a lecturer in nursing. Dr. Mortimer has planned and taught courses in the History of Nursing at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian Universities. In 2000 she was one of the founders of the UK Centre for the History of Nursing. Since retiring in 2004, she has worked as a Research Assistant at the Royal College of Nursing Archives. She lives in Edinburgh.

Founded in 1916, the Royal College of Nursing is the largest professional nursing organisation in the world. With more than 410,000 members in the UK, it works to represent and support nurses and nursing staff, to promote excellence in standards of nursing care and to shape and influence health policy.

Reviews

"A fascinating slice of lived history"
Independent||"Vivid, poignant and very personal."
Choice Magazine||"Absurdity and anguish are bedfellows in a lively tribute to those who helped heal the scars of war."
Saga Magazine||"Profoundly moving with moments of humour to lighten the emotional load, this is a wonderful tribute, allowing forgotten voices to be heard once more."
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On 3 September 1939, the Prime Minister declared that Britain was at war with Nazi Germany.

Thousands of young women, many of them barely out of school, were sent headlong into gruelling training regimes that would see them become wartime nurses.

Sistersfeatures over 150 previously unpublished stories from the archives of the Royal College of Nursing. The vivid, poignant and riveting stories capture these nurses' incredible bravery and touching friendships.