Over 115 women from Prince Edward Island women served as nurses in the First World War. They were fullblooded, complex women living in a tumultuous time in our history, doing their duty on distant battlefields. Their courage, and the courage of all Canadian nurses, is saluted in a powerful new book about wartime nursing called Those Splendid Girls. It features many wartime nursing photos from private albums, a 35-page biography section, an index, and bibliography.
About the author
Born in Summerside, P.E.I., Katherine Dewar taught nursing for 22 years at the P.E.I. School of Nursing. Upon her retirement, Katherine researched and published articles on Prince Edward Island history.She authored Those Splendid Girls: The Heroic Service of PEI Nurses in the Great War, which won PEI Publication of the Year in 2014, and was shortlisted by the Atlantic Book Awards for scholarly writing. As well, she co-authored the book This Caring Place.