Read e-book online Angels of Mercy: Foreign Women in the Anglo-Boer War PDF

By Chris Schoeman

ISBN-10: 1770224998

ISBN-13: 9781770224995

After the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer battle, 1000s of ladies left their nations for South Africa, a few looking for experience, others with a robust wish to support the sufferers of warfare. They got here from around the world – from Britain and its colonies, and from pro-Boer international locations in Europe. yet, no matter what their origins, all of them got here to reside and paintings below harsh stipulations in an international that was once overseas to them.
Angels of Mercy tells the tale of twelve of those courageous girls. Hailing from England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, a few labored as nurses at the frontline, whereas others got here to educate Boer teenagers within the focus camps. in line with own diaries and letters and different wartime resources, this attention-grabbing and encouraging publication tells in their trials and tribulations as they handled the hazards of battle, the extremes of our environment, and the unhappy eyes of the death males below their care. Theirs are tales of compassion and courage.

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