While hallets work definitely belongs to the medical humanities her details of the wars military fronts make veiled warriors allied nurses of the first world war entirely suitable for any history class directed at the study of the wwi. This is a very readable and fascinating book on the experience of nurses both professionals and volunteers during the first world war it discusses the problems of social and professional recognition which nurses strove with when many countries did not yet have any system for certifying nurses as having been trained and standards varied widely. Christine halletts book is a powerful and compelling account of professional nursing during the first world war immensely readable veiled warriors presents an eloquent appraisal of nursings vital contribution to the care of wounded service personnel and its role in wider medical efforts christine hallett has used some incredibly strong . Her most recent research has focussed on the work of nurses during the first world war and she has authored several books on the subject including containing trauma nursing work in the first world war manchester university press 2009 first world war nursing new perspectives with alison fell routledge 2013 and veiled warriors allied . Veiled warriors allied nurses of the first world war reviewed by editor david f beer veiled warriors above all brings home to us that behind the sometimes mythical or romantic image of the vad lies the reality in hospitals at home and in all the combatant countries near or far from the front lines in casualty clearing stations ccss
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