On 3 September 1939 the Prime Minister declared that Britain was at war with Germany. Thousands of young women, many of them barely out of school, were sent headlong into grueling training regimes that would see them become wartime nurses.
Sisters features over 150 previously unpublished interviews from the archives of the Royal College of Nursing. From the bombed-out wards of the Blitz to the harsh conditions of army field hospitals, and from the nurses' pioneering work in the treatment of burns to the challenges of delivering a baby in a blackout, these courageous individuals relate with candour, wit and compassion their memories of the war.
The members of this sisterhood found reserves of inner strength and made friendships that carried them through episodes of unrelieved horror. For many, wartime nursing was a life-changing experience and, in telling their vivid, poignant and riveting stories, Sisters captures their pride, grief and joy. It is a fitting tribute to their spirit and bravery.
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"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." (Good Reads)
The incredible true story of nursing during the Second World War, as told in the words of the nurses themselves.
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Book Description Random House UK, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091931746