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More Than Bombs and Bandages

Australian Army nurses at work in World War I

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Authors: Kirsty Harris
01/Feb/2011
352
Hardback
9780980814057
$34.99

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More than Bombs and Bandages exposes the false assumption that military nurses only nursed. Based on author Kirsty Harris’ CEW Bean Prize winning PhD thesis, this is a book that is far removed from the ‘devotion to duty’ stereotyping offering an intriguing and sometimes gut wrenching insight into the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) during World War I. More than Bombs and Bandages provides rich pickings for all those interested in nursing history, women in the Australian military the application of medical treatments and World War I.

Kirsty Harris

Kirsty Harris

Kirsty Harris completed her labour history thesis on World War I nursing at the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne in 2007. With a military background, she has created a detailed view of the work that Australian Army nurses undertook during the war, particularly outside the nursing sphere. This allows both those […]

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1 review for More Than Bombs and Bandages

  1. What I enjoyed most about Dr Kirsty Harris’s book is her ability to reflect those nurses voices in a way that was so real – one could be there, the settings were so well understood from her research and the language kind of made a time warp in the reading. Very satisfying. As you know I have that Peter Rees book, but I could not get into it after reading the historical one. It was like comparing a great documentary to Face Book trivia!!!
    Rev’d Dr Barbara Oudt

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