21 Oct 2012

Maxine Alterio - Nurses at War

From Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 21 October 2012
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Maxine Alterio's historical novel 'Lives We Leave Behind' was inspired by the torpedoing of the British troopship Marquette by a German U-boat on 23 October 1915 - 10 New Zealand nurses were among the casualties. The book focuses on the work and experiences of kiwi nurses who served with the No. 1 Stationary Hospital in Egypt and France during the First World War.