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In a war that has been remembered for its incompetencies and atrocities, the stories of the everyday heroes are often forgotten. But in her praiseworthy account of women in the Crimean War, Dr Helen Rappaport shines a light on those women, both famous and unknown, who risked their lives to help the dying and wounded.
From the legendary Florence Nightingale to the under-celebrated Mary Seacole and the many nameless nurses lost to history, Rapport weaves a poignant, yet objective, portrait of the selfless and vital contribution many women gave to the war effort.
Based on meticulous research as well as diaries and letters, No Place for Ladies vividly explores the haunting experiences of these nurses, cantinières, and military wives amidst the brutality of war and champions the accomplishments of ordinary women flung into extraordinary circumstances.