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

By Chris Schoeman

After the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer conflict, hundreds and hundreds of ladies left their nations for South Africa, a few looking for experience, others with a robust wish to aid the sufferers of battle. They got here from worldwide – 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 reside and paintings lower than harsh stipulations in a global that was once international to them.
Angels of Mercy tells the tale of twelve of those courageous girls. 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 line with own diaries and letters and different wartime resources, this attention-grabbing and encouraging booklet tells in their trials and tribulations as they handled the hazards of struggle, the extremes of our surroundings, and the sorrowful eyes of the demise males less than their care. Theirs are tales of compassion and courage.

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