4 Oct 2015

Mark Derby - Petals and Bullets

From Sunday Morning, 8:37 am on 4 October 2015

Dorothy Morris, a New Zealand trained nurse, described the Spanish Civil War as: "[A] most glorious Crusade… where I encountered some of the finest people, I feel sure, in the world - some of the craziest as well." Historian Mark Derby's latest book, Petals and Bullets, tells the story of Dorothy Morris, an energetic idealist, who after volunteering in Spain went on to work for the United Nations in the Middle East and Germany.