The Nurses of the Great War A talk by Ron Palenski

The Nurses of the Great War A talk by Ron Palenski THE GLORY IN THEIR EYES: The Nurses of the Great War A talk by Ron Palenski
Who were these courageous women who left hearth and home to undertake rigorous training and then face the horrors of suffering and death at the Front?
Hospital ships Maheno and Marama were a godsend to the sick and wounded but what was the tragic story that led to the sinking of the Marquette when 10 New Zealand nurses drowned when the ship was torpedoed on 23 October 1915? Why were they and other medical personnel transported through submarine-infested waters on an ordinary ship rather than a hospital ship? Find out more. Listen to historian/writer Ron Palenski. All welcome
Tuesday 12th September at 6pm, Oamaru Library, 62 Thames St

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