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The Resource Elsie and Mairi go to war : two extraordinary women on the Western Front, Diane Atkinson

Elsie and Mairi go to war : two extraordinary women on the Western Front, Diane Atkinson

Label
Elsie and Mairi go to war : two extraordinary women on the Western Front
Title
Elsie and Mairi go to war
Title remainder
two extraordinary women on the Western Front
Statement of responsibility
Diane Atkinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When they met at a motorcycle club in 1912, Elsie Knocker was a thirty-year-old divorcee, and Mairi Chisholm was a brilliant eighteen-year old mechanic living at home. In 1914, they roared off to London "to do their bit" for the war effort, and within a month they were in Belgium driving ambulances. Frustrated by men dying of shock in their vehicles, they set up their own first-aid post on the front line in the village of Pervyse, near Ypres, risking their lives under sniper fire and heavy bombardment. As news of their courage and expertise spread, the "Angels of Pervyse" became celebrities. Glamorous and influential, they were having the time of their lives, and for four years Elsie and Mairi and stayed in Pervyse until they were nearly killed by gas. But returning home and adjusting to peacetime life--and the role of women in British society--was to prove more challenging than the war.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
940.47541
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D507.2
LC item number
.A75 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Elsie and Mairi go to war : two extraordinary women on the Western Front, Diane Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-261) and index
Control code
ocn464580321
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781605980942
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)464580321
  • a916908
Label
Elsie and Mairi go to war : two extraordinary women on the Western Front, Diane Atkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-261) and index
Control code
ocn464580321
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781605980942
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)464580321
  • a916908

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