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Blitz hospital : true stories of nursing in wartime London / Penny Starns.

Author/Creator:
Starns, Penny author.
Publication:
Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2018. , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Hospitals -- England -- London.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- England -- London.
Nurses -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
Hospitals.
Nurses.
Social aspects.
Royal London Hospital -- History -- 20th century.
St. Thomas' Hospital (London, England) -- History -- 20th century.
Royal London Hospital.
St. Thomas' Hospital (London, England)
Bombardment of Great Britain (1944-1945)
World War (1939-1945)
Great Britain -- History -- Bombardment, 1944-1945.
England -- London.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Personal narratives.
History.
Personal narratives.
Summary:
When the Blitz hit London, everything changed. Once, the Home Front was relatively safe -- now it wasn't. Suddenly, London was its own front line. This book follows the fortunes of two major London hospitals as they struggled to cope with mounting wartime casualties: St Thomas' and The London. The diaries, letters and reports of medical and nursing staff highlight the many human stories of tremendous courage and hope that lived and breathed within the corridors, theatres and wards of London's hospitals during the Blitz.
Contents:
Getting ready for war
The phoney war
The first night of the Blitz
Taking to the underground
The relentless symphony of war
Danger in safety
Nursing the enemy
The Second Great Fire of London
Prolonged air raids
Medical advances
Nursing in crisis
Chaos and controversy
The mini blitz
Victory
Post-war reconstruction.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780750982498
0750982497
OCLC:
1027132241
Publisher Number:
99981178764
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