A riveting new work from Susanna de Vries continuing astonishing stories of female bravey from Gallipoli to Kokoda.
In this inspiring book, Susanna de Vries profiles the love, dedication and selflessness of 11 outstanding Australians over the course of two world wars - from Olive Kin, who saved countless lives in the war-ravaged Balkans, although she lost her heart; to Gallipoli nurse Alice Kitchen, who also served in France; to Vivian Bullwinkel, who survived the Bangka Island Massacre only to face more than three years watching her colleagues die as a Japanese prisoner of war.
Facing not onlt the astounding courage they displayed amid death and chaos but also on the triumphs and pain of their personal lives, Susanna reveals how these women were as influential and heroic in civil life as they were in war.
Author Susanna de Vries tells the stories of 11 remarkable Australian women who made major contributions during wartime. Many of these stories concern nuns and nurses who saved countless lives but have to receive the recognition they are due. Performer Beverley Dunn brings her distinguished voice to these tales, which focus on the women's actions in war as well as their personal and professional sacrifices - many watched friends and colleagues die, and contracted health conditions from which they never recovered. A wonderful choice for learning more about the contributions of Australian women.
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