Petals and Bullets

Petals and Bullets

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This book is based on the vivid, detailed, and evocative letters New Zealand nurse Dorothy Morris sent from Spain and other European countries. They have been supplemented by wide-ranging research to record a life of outstanding professional dedication, resourcefulness, and courage. Dorothy Aroha Morris (1904a€“1988) volunteered to serve with Sir George Young's University Ambulance Unit, and worked at an International Brigades base hospital and as head nurse to a renowned Catalan surgeon. She then headed a Quaker-funded children's hospital in Murcia, southern Spain. As Franco's forces advanced, she fled to France and directed Quaker relief services for tens of thousands of Spanish refugees. Nurse Morris spent the Second World War in London munitions factories, as welfare supervisor to their all-female workforces. She then joined the newly formed UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, working in the Middle East and Germany with those who had been displaced and made homeless and destitute as a result of the war. Dorothy Morris's remarkable and pioneering work in the fields of military medicine for civilian casualties, and large-scale humanitarian relief projects is told in this book for the first time.Trueta said later, a€œI sincerely believe that no other treatment could have enabled us to alleviate for so many victims the ... rail junction of Tembleque, transferred it again onto trucks for the dangerous journey north to the far side of the battlefront.

Title:Petals and Bullets
Author:Mark Derby
Publisher:Sussex Academic Press - 2015-04-14


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