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Nursing at Wrest Park during WW1

Group of convalescents and nurses on the terrace, including Sister Ife and Nurse Cook [1st and 3rd] 1915 Scrapbook 1915 Vol.I | From a private collection
Posted:
7 November 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

Wrest Park like many other country houses was pressed into service as an auxiliary hospital during the First World War, catering for the many thousands of casualties sent back to Blighty from the battlefield. Wartime hospitals were real social mixing pots. They gave ordinary, mostly working clas...

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