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War Girls: The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry in the Great War

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War Girls reveals the fascinating story of the British women who volunteered for service in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry during the Great War. Examining their experiences on the Western Front with the Belgian, British and French Armies, this book shows how the FANY worked as nurses and ambulance driver-mechanics, and how their work inspired stories of female heroism and ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 3rd 2005 by Manchester University Press (first published 2005)
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Gabriele Wills
Apr 03, 2009 Gabriele Wills rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a well-researched account of the FANY - a Corps of audacious, adventuresome young women who set up hospitals and drove ambulances in France and Belgium during WW1, often under shell-fire. It is also a treatise on how these "modern" women sometimes defied and defined gender roles during the war.
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