Everybody’s Darling: The First World War Nurse

Category: Heritage

Date: 24 October 2016 to 16 December 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.

During the First World War thousands of women served as nurses. While many assisted in hospitals at home, others worked close to the battlefields.

In fact nurses were closer to the front-line than in any previous conflict. For many of the privileged young women who became nurses the work was a huge culture shock.

The nurses made a great and lasting impression and commanded great respect. They provided vital skills and fulfilled an essential role. Many also risked and sometimes lost their lives.

Their contribution, however, has often been overshadowed by the events on the battlefields themselves.

100 years after the First World War, this exhibition explores and pays homage to the nursing organisations that served during the war and the experiences of the nurses themselves.

To find out more about the museum and our events and exhibitions in 2016, check out the Museum of Cannock Chase guide.


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