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

By Chris Schoeman

After the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer warfare, hundreds and hundreds of ladies left their nations for South Africa, a few looking for experience, others with a robust wish to support the sufferers of struggle. They got here from worldwide – from Britain and its colonies, and from pro-Boer international locations in Europe. yet, no matter what their origins, all of them got here to dwell and paintings below harsh stipulations in an international that was once overseas to them.
Angels of Mercy tells the tale of twelve of those courageous girls. Hailing from England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, a few labored as nurses at the frontline, whereas others got here to coach Boer young children within the focus camps. in line with own diaries and letters and different wartime resources, this interesting and encouraging e-book tells in their trials and tribulations as they handled the risks of struggle, the extremes of our surroundings, and the sorrowful eyes of the death males lower than their care. Theirs are tales of compassion and courage.

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