New Arrivals    Books    Archival Products   Charts   Newsletters   Upcoming Events   Contact Us  

Popular Categories

   How-To - Genealogy Misc.
   How-To - Write & Publish
   How-To - Conservation
      - Acadie, Acadian
      - New Brunswick
      - Newfoundland & Lab.
      - Nova Scotia
      - Ontario
      - Prince Edward Island
      - Quebec
      - Western Canada
      - First Nations, Metis
      - Military - Before 1920
      - Loyalists / UEL
      - Pioneers' Stories
   British Home Children
   England & Wales
   Ireland & Northern Ireland
   United States
      - American Revolution
   more countries...

   Archival Products

   Genealogy Charts

   Gift Certificates

Popular Authors

   Thomas MacEntee
   Paul Milner
   Chris Paton
   Ron W. Shaw
   Gavin K. Watt

Popular Publishers

   Global Heritage Press
   MacDonald Research
   OGS - Ottawa Branch
   Unlock The Past

Search by topic, title, author or word:

Canada, British North America
Military & War History Resources

More Canadian & British North America Military Resources

BOOK - Those Splendid Girls, The Heroic Service of Prince Edward Island Nurses in the Great War
By Katherine Dewar
Published by University of Prince Edward Island, Island Studies Press, 2014

Softcover...27.95 (C$)

In their day, the many Island women who served as nurses in WWI didn't see themselves as heroic. But 100 years later, and knowing better the horrors they endured in that war, this book salutes the courage of all Canadian nurses who served and redresses a century-old wrong: the absence in the historical narratives of Prince Edward Island -- and of Canada -- of the contribution of nurses to the First World War.

Over 115 women from Prince Edward Island answered the call to war, and many of their names were unknown until now. Granted rare access to private diaries, letters home, and fragile photo albums tucked away in dusty attics, author Katherine Dewar has pieced together their stories of hospitals, bombings, fear and friendships to provide this powerful new account of the war.

At war's end, many Island nurses were unwilling to swap their wartime autonomy and authority for housework or poorly paid nursing positions on P.E.I.; instead they took up senior positions in nursing schools and in hospital administration, most often in the "Boston States" and in California, and through these, they achieved lasting contributions to the profession of nursing in North America in the 20th century.

'Those Splendid Girls' features a 37-page biography section detailing each nurse's family, education, military service and life after the war. It is a valuable resource for genealogists.

    With a nurse’s sensitivity and determination, Katherine Dewar has skilfully combined unknown and unused Island sources with military records and a wide array of secondary sources to break the “great silence” surrounding the military nurses of PEI during the First World War. We need a Katherine Dewar for every province."
    - Susan Mann, president emeritus of York University and member of Order of Canada.
Book details:
  • 256 Pages
  • 6 X 9 inches
  • Softcover - perfectbound
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Published by University of Prince Edward Island, Island Studies Press, 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-9190130-80-3

More Canadian Genealogy & History Resources from Global Genealogy:

© Inc. 1992-2018
Sign up for our free newsletter!   |   Unsubscribe from our newsletter

The Merivale Cemeteries
(Protestant - Ottawa area)