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Angels of Mercy: A Women's Hospital on the Western Front 1914-1918 by [Crofton, Eileen]
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'A remarkable story of women's achievement - The heroic efforts of those critical days have now finally been given their true record' --The Times Literary Supplement

'Beautifully written ... informed, accessible and finely crafted' --The Herald

'This is a very human book about the heroism of a small group of Scottish women who believed they could make a difference and help their fellow man' --Scottish Field

'Dr Crofton's account surely establishes for all time the debt owed to ''Angels of Mercy'' in war and peace' --Scots Magazine

About the Author

Eileen Crofton studied medicine at Somerville College, Oxford. She joined the Royal Medical Corps in 1944 and was posted to County Down where she met her husband. She was appointed county medical officer of the Midlothian branch of the British Red Cross Society in 1963, later being awarded life membership for exceptional service. In 1971 she helped to establish Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and was awarded an MBE on her retirement from ASH Scotland. She died in 2010.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9990 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn (4 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085790616X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857906168
  • ASIN: B00DRB8NFS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #299,473 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Angels of Mercy shows the skill and bravery of women at a time when they had little voice in society. These were some of the earliest women to qualify as surgeons and doctors. Converting an inconvenient building like an abbey into an efficient hospital was hard work.
It was also so unheard of for stretcher bearers and ambulance drivers to be women. I found it an inspiring book and a reminder that these pioneers showed doubters that women were capable of taking enormous responsibility.
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What an inspiring book. The skill, ingenuity and determination of these pioneering medical women at a time when they didn't even have the vote makes an extraordinary story. The first hand accounts bring alive the conditions they were working in and the suffering of the soldiers they were treating. A little known story and further evidence of the truly remarkable role of women during WW1
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Extremely thought provoking, the british would not encompass the thought of women serving near the front, but the French had no such problems, I think the French were so badly organised, these Ladieswere able to show them the way.
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This is a story that is unknown today. The anniversary of the First World War brings it to prominence. The dedication of the Scottish doctors and nurses, the all female staff, the conditions they worked under, would we manage to do the same today? A good book for our times

Margaret Stewart
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Compelling read, truly remarkable women! Would definitely recommend this book. Great insight into the horrors of the first world war.
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Best read in a couple of sittings as there is quite a lot of data but a fascinating read. Recommended.
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