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By Chris Schoeman

After the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer struggle, enormous quantities of girls left their nations for South Africa, a few looking for experience, others with a robust wish to support the sufferers of struggle. They got here from world wide – from Britain and its colonies, and from pro-Boer international locations in Europe. yet, no matter what their origins, all of them got here to stay and paintings lower than harsh stipulations in a global that was once overseas to them.
Angels of Mercy tells the tale of twelve of those courageous girls. Hailing from England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, a few labored as nurses at the frontline, whereas others got here to educate Boer kids within the focus camps. in response to own diaries and letters and different wartime assets, this attention-grabbing and encouraging e-book tells in their trials and tribulations as they handled the hazards of conflict, the extremes of our surroundings, and the unhappy eyes of the demise males below their care. Theirs are tales of compassion and courage.

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