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For Dorothea Chisholm and her fellow nurses, the news that they were being shipped to France came late at night. It was soon after the D-Day landings in June 1944, and Dorothea, who had been working in a children’s hospital in Liverpool, was newly qualified and had not yet seen active service.

Picture of Army Nurse and groom (Army Officer) posing for the photographer, before getting on their way to the Wedding ceremony. They sit on Litters carried by captured German medical personnel (seemingly enjoying it)

Almost  70 years ago Lorna Johnston's life was hell ... as a prisoner of war in Yokohoma, Japan, surviving on eating the glue off envelopes. The 96-year-old Kohimarama resident is the only survivor of a group of 76 Australian POW nurses and is returning to Japan, the country that caused her so much pain, this time for an official apology.

Lillian Kinkella Keil, flight nurse during two wars, made 250 evacuation flights (23 of which were transatlantic) during World War II and 175 evacuation flights during the Korean War, becoming one of the most decorated women in US military history.

Red Cross nurses giving cigarettes and reading materials to convalescing Canadian soldiers at No.8 Canadian General Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.), Bayeux, France, 25 August 1944.