Regular visitors to Great War 100 Reads know of my particular interest in the exploits of women in WW1. Two books published in 2021 offer interesting takes on Canadian women’s roles in the war.
In the Company of Sisters: Canada’s Women in the War Zone, 1914-1919
Dianne Graves digs into the personal experiences of nursing sisters and other female medical personnel, as well as civilian volunteers who chose to “do their bit” abroad. Through journals, diaries, letters, records and newspaper accounts, she pieces together the details of their work overseas and the dangers they faced.Continue reading