Edith Cavell: A Norfolk Heroine
Profile of British nurse Edith Cavell who worked in Belgium in World War I. She was arrested for helping allied soldiers to freedom and executed by the German authorities.
Joined the American Expeditionary Force at the start of the U.S. involvement in World War I. Her wartime letters home provide insight into the hardships and unimaginable conditions combat nurses worked in.
Mary E. Squire
Youngest nurse in Civil War. Newspaper interview of Mrs. Squire from the Sheygoyan Press, October 20, 1915.
Sally Louisa Tompkins
Opened one of the most successful hospitals during the civil war, returning more of its patients to the ranks than any other medical care facility. She was the only woman to hold a commission in the Confederate States Army.
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