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Remembrance Day Talk 2014: Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) during the First World War

Date(s): 11 November 2014

Time: 6pm

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://remembranceday2014.eventbrite.co.uk

Yvonne McEwen discusses the much-neglected story of the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) during the First World War. Based on ground-breaking original research this talk moves away from the long-held, uncritical, and overly-romanticised views of First World War nursing and addresses the professional, personal and political consequences that arose for nurses in the pivotal years from 1914 to 1918.

The lecture will examine the complexities of care-giving and professional development and highlights the political controversies over inadequate casualty care arrangements. Also, this talk will address the relationship between trained and volunteers nurses.

Following the talk, there will be a special book signing of Yvonne’s new publication 'In the Company of Nurses: The British Army Nursing Service in the Great War (2014)

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