'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.