In the Company of Nurses: The History of the British Army Nursing Service in the Great War by Yvonne McEwenIn the Company of Nurses: The History of the British Army Nursing Service in the Great War by Yvonne McEwen

In the Company of Nurses: The History of the British Army Nursing Service in the Great War

byYvonne McEwen

Hardcover | March 31, 2015

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The untold story of the British Army Nursing Service during The Great War Constructed from unpublished official and unofficial documents, letters and diaries of the time, this important volume tells the much-neglected story of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) during the First World War. Yvonne McEwen's ground-breaking original research moves away from the long-held, uncritical, and overly-romanticised views of First World War nursing and addresses the professional, personal and political consequences that arose for nurses in the pivotal years from 1914 to 1918. This centenaryvolume is a vital contribution to the historiography of British military care-giving throughout this period and to the history of the Great War more generally.
Yvonne McEwen is Project Director of Scotland's War 1914-1919 at the Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict, University of Edinburgh. She is the author of It's a Long Way to Tipperary: British and Irish Nurses in the Great War (2006) and co-editor of War, Journalism and History: War Correspondents in the Two World Wars (2012).
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Title:In the Company of Nurses: The History of the British Army Nursing Service in the Great WarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:237 pages, 9.6 × 6.6 × 0.98 inPublished:March 31, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748679111

ISBN - 13:9780748679119

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Table of Contents

List of FiguresAcknowledgementsIntroductionBook I: In the Lap of The Gods1. Magic, Miracles and Myth: The Genesis of Military NursingBook II: The Wrath of the Gods2. Did the Conflict Breed Conflict? The Politics of Caregiving 19143. Lies, 'Limelighters' and Nursing in the Land of Tro4. The Scandal of Battles and a Battle with Scandals5. Casualties, Consolidation, and Cameos of WarBook III: In the House of the Gods6. Daughter of AreteAppendix 1; Nurses Awarded the Military MedalAppendix 2: Nurses' Disabilities and Pensionable YearsAppendix 3: Nursing DeathsBibliographyIndex