Book Festival: Angela K Smith - 'Truly a Sestritsa' British Nurses on the Russian Front 1914-1917
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When the First World War broke out in 1914 British women were as determined as men to 'do their bit' for the cause of the Allies. A small number of British women in Russia soon found ways to support the Russian war effort.

Author Angela K Smith explores this support, from the Anglo-Russian Base hospital in Petrograd to active service on the front line. British women found ways to play their part in Russia‚Äôs war, and witnessed upheavals of both war and revolution from a unique position; foreigners at the heart of Russian society. 

Angela specialises in war writing, with a particular interest in the First World War and gender issues. Her latest collection, War and Displacement in the Twentieth Century: Global Conflicts, was published by Routledge in April 2014.

Free admission.

Location: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University.

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