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Women in WWII

Imperial War Museum
The following are a selection of books that should prove particuarly useful and are relatively widely available. It is not a complete bibliography. These books are also available to view, by appointment, at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) library. For more information on the Imperial War Museum Department of Printed Books see website - opens in a new window

One hundred years of Army nursing: the story of the British Army Nursing Services from the time of Florence Nightingale to the present day / by Ian Hay (Major-General John Hay Beith, M.C.). - London : Cassell, 1953. - 387p., 16p. of plates: ill., maps ; 22cm. - index.
IWM Classification: 02(41).8181/1
IWM Accession No.: 32090

Grey touched with scarlet: the war experiences of the Army Nursing Sisters / by Jean Bowden. - London : Robert Hale, 1959. - 189p., 12p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 23cm. - index.
IWM Classification: 02(41).8181/5
IWM Accession No.: 40958

Grey and scarlet: letters from the war areas by Army sisters on active service / edited by Ada Harrison; with a foreword by Her Majesty Queen Mary; and an introduction by Dame Katharine Jones; eleven drawings by Robert Austin. - London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1944. - 200p.: 11 figs. ; 20cm.
Classification: 02(41).8181 [ Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military IWM Nursing Service]/5-2 Our
IWM Accession No.: 79 / 3954

The roses of no man's land / Lyn MacDonald. - London : Michael Joseph, 1980. - 318p., 14p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 24cm. - bibl. p.305-307 - index.
ISBN 0-7181-1785-9
IWM Classification: 38(1).21 [ Red Cross]/3-2
IWM Accession No.: 80 / 3154

Quiet heroines: nurses of the Second World War / Brenda McBryde. - London : Chatto and Windus, 1985. - x, 246p., 4p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 23cm. - bibl. p.240-241 - index.
ISBN 0-7011-2939-5
IWM Classification: 81(41).42/5
IWM Accession No.: 85 / 1646

Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps / by Juliet Piggott. - London : Leo Cooper, 1975. - xvi, 105p., 16p. of plates: ill., port. ; 23cm. (Famous regiments / edited by Sir Brian Horrocks).
ISBN 0-85052-193-9
IWM Classification: 02(41).8181 [ Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps]/1
IWM Accession No.: 79351

Reminiscent sketches 1914 to 1919 / by members of Her Majesty Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. - London : John Bale and Danielsson, 1922. - vi, 80p., 2 leaves of plates: ill. ; 19cm.
IWM Classification: 02(41).8181 [ Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service]/3
IWM Accession No.: 14093

Nurses at war: women on the frontline, 1939-45 / Penny Starns. - Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton Publishing, 2000. - xvii, 174p., 8p. of plates: ill., maps, ports. ; 24cm. - bibl. p.171-172 - index.
ISBN 0-7509-2387-3
IWM Classification: 02(41).8181 [ Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service]/5
IWM Accession No.: 00 / 749

Front-line nurse: British nurses in World War II / Eric Taylor. - London : Robert Hale, 1997. - 192p., 16p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 24cm. - bibl. p.188-189 - index.
ISBN 0-7090-5819-5
IWM Classification: 02(41).8181/5-2
IWM Accession No.: 97 / 153

Army Medical Services Museum

Sub Cruce Candida - A Celebration of One Hundred Years of Army Nursing 1902-2002
Can be purchased from the Army Medical Services Museum, Keogh Barracks, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 5RQ. Tel: 01252 868612 901252 868820), Fax: 01252 340332 and costs £18 + p&p.

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