The greatest nurses of the First World War: Inspirational women who overcame fear and prejudice to save thousands of lives Each of these courageous women, though patriots of different countries, were ultimately devoted to the true calling of nursing - saving human life
Vera Mary Brittain (29 December 1893 - 29 March 1970) was a British writer, feminist and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling 1932 memoir Testament of Youth, recounting her experiences during World War 1 and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism.
Red cross workers serving tea to soldiers, 1914-1918. Female red cross workers serving tea to soldiers on the Great Western Railway, WWI. Women were called to work during the war to replace the men who had gone to Europe to fight. Women worked in many areas such as in munitions factories, on the railways and on the buses. (Photo by Science & Society Picture Library/SSPL/Getty Images)