By Chris Schoeman
After the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer struggle, hundreds and hundreds of ladies left their international locations for South Africa, a few looking for experience, others with a robust wish to support the sufferers of warfare. They got here from world wide – 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 stay and paintings below harsh stipulations in a global that was once international to them.
Angels of Mercy tells the tale of twelve of those courageous ladies. 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 coach Boer young ones within the focus camps. in accordance with own diaries and letters and different wartime resources, this interesting and encouraging publication tells in their trials and tribulations as they handled the hazards of battle, the extremes of our environment, and the sorrowful eyes of the death males less than their care. Theirs are tales of compassion and braveness.
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Angels of Mercy: Foreign Women in the Anglo-Boer War by Chris Schoeman