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Sisters In Arms By Nicola Tyrer

Sisters In Arms
by Nicola Tyrer

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Forgotten Voices of our frontline nurses
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Sisters In Arms Summary

Sisters In Arms: British Army Nurses Tell Their Story by Nicola Tyrer

The amazing experiences of the Queen Alexandra nurses in the Second World War form one of the greatest adventure stories of modern times, and -- incredibly -- remain largely untold. Thousands of middle-class girls, barely out of school, were plucked from sheltered backgrounds, subjected to training regimes unimaginable tough by today's standards, and sent forth to share the harsh conditions of the fighting services. They had to deal with the most appalling suffering, yet most found reserves of inner strength that carried them through episodes of unrelieved horror. Over 400 nurses died, torpedoed in hospital ships, bombed in field hospitals or murdered in Japanese prison camps. Dozens won medals for gallantry. From the beaches of Dunkirk, to Singapore and D-Day, they saw it all. Whether tending burned pilots from the Battle of Britain or improvising medical treatment in Japanese death camps, their dedication was second to none. This is their story.

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Sisters In Arms Reviews

"Tyrer's prose, tripped of purple passage or poetic flourish, reflects a brisk journalistic commitments to gathering the last testimonies in a tale well worth telling" -- Valerie Grove The Times "The great strength of this powerful depiction of wartime nursing is the use made of contemporary accounts by the nurses themselves" -- Penelope Lively Daily Mail "anyone seeking a definition of the genuinely heroic should read Nicola Tyrer's moving account of Queen Alexandria's Imperial Military Nursing Service" -- Virginia Nicholson Evening Standard "While extolling their courage, Tyrer is warmly sympathetic to her flesh-and-blood subjects, their hopes, fears and hungers" The Scotsman "this timely new book finally gives these marvellous and brave women the platform they deserve" Good Book Guide Drawing on hitherto unpublished diaries and letters, Tyrer has produced a powerful and uplifing book that fizzes with anecdotal detail." -- Christopher Silvester Sunday Express

About Nicola Tyrer

Nicola Tyrer is a freelance journalist who works for the DAILY MAIL and DAILY TELEGRAPH. Her first book, THEY FOUGHT IN THE FIELDS, a history of the Land Army sold over 20,000 copies in hardback.

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Sisters In Arms: British Army Nurses Tell Their Story by Nicola Tyrer
Nicola Tyrer
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
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