The Other ANZACS: Nurses at War 1914-1918 by Peter Rees was a book I was hesitant to pick up.
Being a fat, non-fiction book I didn’t think I’d finish it. However, Peter Rees uses many snippets from nurses diaries, so it does not read like a boring history book. It tells of the horrors the nurses faced, the hard conditions in which they worked and the men they nursed. The nurses story highlights their professionalism and bravery in an horrific environment.
Many books have been written about the ANZAC soldiers but in recent years several books have been written about the ‘other ANZACS’.
Russian ANZACS in Australia history by Elena Govor and German ANZACS and the First World War by John Williams give a different perspective of the First World War.