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Petals and Bullets: Dorothy Morris - New Zealand Nurse in the Spanish Civil War

Petals and Bullets: Dorothy Morris - New Zealand Nurse in the Spanish Civil War

New Zealand nurse Dorothy Morris described her journey to a Republican medical unit of the Spanish civil war in early 1937.

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ISBN 9781782842026
Barcode 9781782842026
Published 14 April 2015 by Independent Publishers Group
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Derby, Mark
Series The Canada Blanch/Sussex Academic Studie
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781782842026
ISBN-10 1782842020
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Independent Publishers Group
Imprint Sussex Academic Press
Publication Date 14 April 2015
International Publication Date 1 June 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Derby, Mark
Series The Canada Blanch/Sussex Academic Studie
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
World History
World History: From C 1900 -
European History
European history: from c 1900 -
Military History
Civil War
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 610.73092
Catalogue Code 579407

Description of this Electronic Book

This book is based on the vivid, detailed, and evocative letters New Zealand nurse Dorothy Morris sent from Spain and other European countries. They have been supplemented by wide-ranging research to record a life of outstanding professional dedication, resourcefulness, and courage. Dorothy Aroha Morris (1904-1988) volunteered to serve with Sir George Young's University Ambulance Unit, and worked at an International Brigades base hospital and as head nurse to a renowned Catalan surgeon. She then headed a Quaker-funded children's hospital in Murcia, southern Spain. As Franco's forces advanced, she fled to France and directed Quaker relief services for tens of thousands of Spanish refugees. Nurse Morris spent the Second World War in London munitions factories, as welfare supervisor to their all-female workforces. She then joined the newly formed UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, working in the Middle East and Germany with those who had been displaced and made homeless and destitute as a result of the war. Dorothy Morris's remarkable and pioneering work in the fields of military medicine for civilian casualties, and large-scale humanitarian relief projects is told in this book for the first time.

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Author's Bio

Mark Derby is a New Zealand writer and historian. His books include Kiwi Companeros New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War (2009). A Spanish translation, Companeros Kiwis Nueva Zealanda y la Guerra Civil Espanol, appeared in 2011.

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