While the exact numbers are unclear, it’s estimated that around 5000 nurses served in the military during the Second World War in a range of locations throughout the world. In this International Women’s Day Address for the Shrine of Remembrance, Dr. Madonna Grehan considers the state of nursing in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Drawing on biographies of Second World War nurses, Dr. Grehan will discuss how nurses’ work, and their profession, had changed dramatically since the First World War.
Presenter: Dr. Madonna Grehan
Date: Tuesday 2 March, 12pm
Limited spaces onsite. Bookings essential.
The presentation will also be live-streamed to YouTube.
Reviewed 26 February 2021