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Author Quiney, Linda J., author
Title This Small Army of Women : Canadian Volunteer Nurses and the First World War / Linda J. Quiney
Imprint Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2017]
book jacket
 Modern History Library  940.47571 Q7    AVAILABLE    30550100625217
 人文社會聯圖  D629.C2 Q55 2017    AVAILABLE    30600020111879
Descript xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-251) and index
This ardent band of ladies : birth of the Canadian VAD movement -- Enthusiastic and anxious : mobilizing the voluntary nursing service -- Every woman is a nurse : framing the image of the VAD -- No time for sentiment : making a useful contribution -- Saying goodbye : forgetting, remembering, and goving on
"With her linen head scarf and white apron emblazoned with a red cross, the Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse, or VAD, has become a romantic emblem of the Great War. This book tells the story of the nearly two thousand women from Canada and Newfoundland who volunteered to "do their bit" overseas and at home. Well-educated and middle-class but largely untrained, VADs were excluded from Canadian military hospitals overseas (the realm of the professional nurse) but helped solve Britain's nursing deficit. Their struggle to secure a place at their brothers' bedsides reveals much about the tensions surrounding amateur and professional nurses and women's evolving role outside the home."-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic format
Link Quiney, Linda J., 1947- This small army of women. (CaOONL)20179015761
Subject Military nursing -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Military nursing -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- History -- 20th century
Nurses -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Nurses -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- History -- 20th century
Voluntary aid detachments
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care -- Canada
World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- Canada
World War (1914-1918) fast (OCoLC)fst01180746
Medical care. fast (OCoLC)fst01013753
Military nursing. fast (OCoLC)fst01021338
Nurses. fast (OCoLC)fst01041618
Voluntary aid detachments. fast (OCoLC)fst01169007
Women. fast (OCoLC)fst01176568
Canada. fast (OCoLC)fst01204310
Newfoundland and Labrador. fast (OCoLC)fst01296050
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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