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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicola Tyrer Narrator: Barbara Flynn, Sian Thomas Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The amazing experiences of the Queen Alexandra nurses in the World Wars is one of the greatest adventure stories of modern times, and - incredibly - remains largely untold.

Thousands of middle-class girls, barely out of school, were plucked from sheltered backgrounds, subjected to training regimes unimaginably tough by today's standards, and sent forth to share the harsh conditions of the fighting services. They had to deal with the most appalling suffering, yet most found reserves of inner strength that carried them through episodes of unrelieved horror.

Over 400 nurses died, torpedoed in hospital ships, bombed in field hospitals, or murdered in Japanese prison camps. Dozens won medals for gallantry. From the beaches of Dunkirk to Singapore and D-Day, they saw it all. Whether tending burned pilots from the Battle of Britain or improvising medical treatment in Japanese death camps, their dedication was second to none. This is their story. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexandra | 10/1/2013

    " Very interesting...I've always been interested in woman's role throughout history... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cat | 9/15/2013

    " Interesting story that was poorly executed. These women were amazing, but it was hard to keep up with who was shipwrecked, who was attacked, and who was interned in Hong Kong. I think it could have been better told. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vicky Thomasson | 11/25/2012

    " I found the parts written by the QA's interesting and emotional in parts but the historian in me made me very critical about this book. However, I did learn some things I didn't know and have learnt what truly remarkable women the QA's were. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deanne | 12/2/2010

    " Amazing for the women who appear in the pages, women surrounded by horror and yet still able to do their job. Their stories are harrowing but the women are inspiring. "

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