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The Resource Edith Blake's war : the only Australian nurse killed in action during the First World War, Krista Vane-Tempest

Edith Blake's war : the only Australian nurse killed in action during the First World War, Krista Vane-Tempest

Label
Edith Blake's war : the only Australian nurse killed in action during the First World War
Title
Edith Blake's war
Title remainder
the only Australian nurse killed in action during the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Krista Vane-Tempest
Title variation
Edith Blakes war
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early hours of 26 February 1918, the British hospital ship Glenart Castle steamed into the Bristol Channel, heading for France to pick up wounded men from the killing fields of the Western Front. Onboard was 32-year-old Australian nurse, Edith Blake. After being torpedoed by a German U-boat, the Glenart Castle took minutes to sink. Of the 182 onboard, 153 perished including all eight nurses. After missing out on joining the Australian Army, in 1915 Edith Blake was one of 130 Australian nurses allocated to the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service by the British government. In very personal letters to her family back home Edith shares her homesickness, frustration with military rules, and the culture shock of Egypt. In Edith Blake's War, her great niece Krista Vane-Tempest traces Edith's story from training in Sydney to her war service in the Middle East and the Mediterranean; her conflicted feelings about nursing German prisoners of war as German aircraft bombed England, to her death in waters where Germany had promised the safe passage of hospital ships
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11009628
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vane-Tempest, Krista
Dewey number
940.475
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blake, Edith
  • Blake, Edith
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Glenart Castle (Ship)
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • Military nursing
  • Hospital ships
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military nursing
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military nursing
  • Women in war
  • Nurses
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
Edith Blake's war : the only Australian nurse killed in action during the First World War, Krista Vane-Tempest
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069688921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 353 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742237398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1260292773
Label
Edith Blake's war : the only Australian nurse killed in action during the First World War, Krista Vane-Tempest
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069688921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 353 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742237398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1260292773

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