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War nursing in World War I

Astrid Stölzle
During World War I an estimated 231,000 nurses, helpers and carers served as nursing volunteers for the so far biggest humanitarian relief operation. First they were employed at home, later also in the war zones. The multi-perspective approach will trace the socio-political significance, performance and problems of nursing in war times. The everyday experiences of the nursing staff are of particular importance for a discussion of existing perceptions from a point of view that is as close to the actual practice as possible.