A Duty to Care: The Emotional Community of Nursing in the Second World War

Date / time: 7 June, 6:00 pm

Over the course of the Second World War, 12,000 British women served as military nurses with the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QA’s). In this talk, doctoral candidate Katherine Roberts draws on the personal writings of seven QA’s in order to explore the experience of military nurses and to consider how the expectations of the British wartime community influenced the ways in which these women captured their emotions in their diaries and letters.

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