A few of the American nurses in France | National Library of Scotland

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American Nurses in France. They are all wearing long white dresses and neat square caps with their hair tied back except for two of the women who are entirely in black. Nursing was one of the few occupations which allowed women access to the Front where they performed, obviously, an extremely valuable service. It was also the only occupation which enabled women during this period to travel around different areas out of their native lands.

Original reads: ‘BRITISH OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE WESTERN FRONT – A FEW OF THE AMERICAN NURSES AT THE FRONT.’

 

Original URL: http://digital.nls.uk/first-world-war-official-photographs/pageturner.cfm?id=74546848

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About Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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