Follow the personal journeys of four women, Lilian, Mary, Tam and Catherine, united in their determination to utilise their skills in the field of medicine on active service within the military.
From the pioneers of World War One, first denied military service, throughout the battles of World War two- through contemporary conflicts, and as peacekeepers in times of humanitarian crisis; these and other stories come to life in vivid accounts of revelation, loss, struggle and kinship. Together they share moments of hope and humour that punctuate the otherwise harrowing task of conflict medicine.
“It is so timely as we move towards the conclusion of the Anzac centenary commemorations that women’s voices are included in our national narrative. Carolyn and Helen have delivered an exceptionally powerful and faithful depiction of their adventures from the battlefields of World War I through to contemporary operations in Afghanistan.” Susan Neuhaus Colonel (Rtd) Royal Australian Army Medical Corps