More than Bombs and Bandages, Australian Army nurses at work by Kirsty Harris

By Kirsty Harris

“From now and eternally i'm in love with all military nurses. i used to be introduced in the day gone by, wounded and feeling nervous, and the 1st individual I observed was once a Victorian nurse. She smiled at me and acknowledged: ‘Well soldier, I’ll do what i will that can assist you yet you’ll need to glance a piece extra cheerful.’ i used to be pleased from that moment.”
Unknown Soldier

“One boy who's paralized [sic] badly and may simply depart the ward while he's performed for the final time couldn't speak a lot. A Sister simply stood through him quietly and stroked his brow and ‘crooned’ in light phrases to him. i may have kissed her hand for the attractive factor she did.”
Padre David Garland

More than Bombs and Bandages exposes the fake assumption that army nurses purely nursed. in keeping with writer Kirsty Harris’ CEW
Bean Prize profitable PhD thesis, it is a publication that's a ways removed
from the ‘devotion to accountability’ stereotyping supplying an fascinating and
sometimes intestine wrenching perception into the Australian military Nursing
Service (AANS) in the course of international struggle I.

Both evidence-rich and private, greater than Bombs and Bandages
focuses at the participants utilizing their very own phrases and memories to
illustrate the immense array of roles and abilities the AANS had in the course of the
Great struggle. Harris attracts on own diaries, interviews, service
records, medical institution diaries and autobiographies to create an absorbing
and meticulously developed book.

The publication features a large choice of themes including:
• ‘care and luxury’ nursing as a key distinction among civilian
and army nursing
• nursing in distant destinations similar to German East Africa and
the North West Frontier of India
• the impression of conflict wounds and war-based illnesses on
nursing work
• the breadth of roles army nurses had outdoor the normal
sphere of nursing

More than Bombs and Bandages presents wealthy pickings for all
those attracted to nursing historical past, girls within the Australian military
the software of clinical remedies and international struggle I.
Kirsty Harris, has either an instructional and armed forces history. She is an entire historian who has undertaken
a enormous volume of reconstructive paintings to create the strong database of knowledge and little identified facts
that underpin greater than Bombs and Bandages. She hopes that her paintings will enable these either within and outside
the nursing global to achieve a greater appreciation of the paintings those nurses did in the course of international battle I.

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