Angels of Mercy: Foreign Women in the Anglo-Boer War

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Author: Chris Schoeman
Publisher: Zebra Press (2013)
ISBN-10: 1770224998
ISBN-13: 9781770224995
Condition: Very Good. Edges of boards and spine have light shelf-wear. Spine has a slight lean. Light wear to edges and corners of DJ.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 246
Dimensions: 23.7 x 16 x 2.4 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg


After the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War, hundreds of women left their countries for South Africa, some in search of adventure, others with a strong desire to help the victims of war. They came from all over the world. They all came to live and work under harsh conditions in a world that was foreign to them: some worked as nurses on the front-line, while others came to teach Boer children in the concentration camps.

Angels of Mercy tells the story of twelve of these brave women. Based on personal diaries and letters, as well as other wartime sources, this fascinating and inspiring book tells of their trials and tribulations as they dealt with the dangers of war, the extremes of the environment, and the sad eyes of the dying men under their care.



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