First World War Nursing

New Perspectives
Fell, Alison S.
Hallett, Christine E.
Date published: 
April 2013

First World War Nursing brings together a collection of works by scholars who have produced some of the most innovative and influential work on the topic of First World War nursing in the last ten years. The contributors employ an interdisciplinary collaborative approach that takes into account multiple facets of Allied wartime nursing: historical contexts, popular cultural stereotypes and longstanding gender norms. They draw on a wide range of hitherto neglected historical sources, including diaries, novels, letters and material culture. The result is a fully-rounded new study of nurses’ unique and compelling perspectives on the unprecedented experiences of the First World War.