Angels of Mercy : Foreign Women in the Anglo-Boer War

By (author) Schoeman, Chris

After the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War, hundreds of women left their countries for South Africa, some in search of adventure, others with a genuine desire to help the victims of war. They came from all over the world - from Britain and its colonies, and from pro-Boer countries in Europe. But, whatever their origins, they all came to live and work under harsh conditions that were foreign to them. Angels of Mercy tells the story of twelve of these brave women. Hailing from England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, some worked as nurses on the frontline, while others came to teach Boer children in the concentration camps. Based on personal diaries and letters, as well as other wartime sources, this fascinating and inspiring book tells of their trials and tribulations as they dealt with the dangers of war, the extremes of the environment, and the sad eyes of the dying men under their care. Theirs are stories of compassion and courage.

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書名 Angels of Mercy : Foreign Women in the Anglo-Boer War
著作者等 Schoeman, Chris
書名別名 Foreign Women in the Anglo-Boer War
出版元 Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
刊行年月 2013.04.01
ISBN 9781770225015
言語 英語
出版国 南アフリカ共和国