While You're Away: New Zealand Nurses at War 1899-1948

Author(s): Anna Rogers

Second World War

Anna Rogers captures the brave and moving story of the New Zealand women who nursed overseas in the South African War, the First World War, the Spanish Civil War and the various theatres of the Second World War. They enlisted for much the same reasons as their male counterparts - duty, patriotism, adventure - and they endured many of the same dangers and discomforts. But their experience was very different from that of the men they nursed. Drawing on diaries, letters, interviews and a range of other sources, While You're Away focuses on their personal experiences and memories, to give a fascinating picture of the courage, adaptability, practicality, humour and strength of these remarkable women.


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General Fields

  • : 9781869403010
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : 0.499
  • : December 2003
  • : 240mm X 172mm X 19mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : January 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anna Rogers
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 355.3450820993
  • : 364
  • : illustrations