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dc.contributor.supervisor Perry, Adele (History) en_US
dc.contributor.author Abra, Glennis Jean
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-09T15:44:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-09T15:44:53Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5271
dc.description.abstract This thesis discusses the Canadian nursing sisters who served in the Second World War, as part of the general mobilization of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. It concentrates on a cohort of nurses from Winnipeg who were part of a medical unit known as No.5 Canadian General Hospital (No. 5 CGH). The analysis considers the mobilization of No.5 CGH, examining factors such as personal and professional connections, patriotism, and economic need in describing the recruitment of nurses. The discussion then follows the Winnipeg nursing sisters into various theatres of war, comparing their living and working conditions in England, Sicily and Italy. The study also discusses the nurses’ rapid demobilization after the war, looking at their adjustment to civilian life, their postwar work as nurses, and overall legacy. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject nurses en_US
dc.subject military en_US
dc.subject Winnipeg en_US
dc.title Prairie bluebirds: the No. 5 Canadian General Hospital nurses at war en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline History en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Jones, Esyllt (History) James Hanley (University of Winnipeg) Gessler, Sandra (Nursing) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2012 en_US


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