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Author King, Olive, 1885-1958.

Title One woman at war : letters of Olive King 1915-1920 / edited and with an introduction by Hazel King
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1986


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Description x, 220 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents Part I: The Scottish women's hospitals 1915-1916 -- Part II: The Serbian army 1916-1918 -- Part III: The Australian-Serbian canteens 1918-1920
Summary Olive King was born in Sydney in 1885. She offered her services as an?ambulance driver soon after war broke out in 1914. She joined a small?private organization early in 1915 and went to Belgium. In May 1915 she joined the Scottish Women's Hospitals and her letters, until now?unpublished, date from that time. She joined the Serbian Army in 1916 and subsequently rose to the rank of sergeant. Driving on hazardous roads to the Front and to the Adriatic coast, she was often in danger. She was awarded a Serbian silver medal for bravery, and later a gold medal. Her letters not only give a picture of daily life under wartime conditions and in the immediate post-war years. They also show how a woman of the time regarded herself and her place in society
Notes Distributor from label on fly-leaf
Subject King, Kelso -- Correspondence.
King, Kelso.
King, Olive -- Correspondence
King, Olive, 1885-1958 -- Correspondence.
King, Olive, 1885-1958.
King, Olive, 1885-1958 -- Correspondence.
King, Olive
Ambulance drivers -- Australia -- Biography.
Ambulance drivers -- Yugoslavia -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Australian.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care -- Yugoslavia.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Women.
Military Medicine.
World War I.
Genre/Form correspondence
Personal correspondence.
Personal narratives.
Author King, Hazel.
LC no. 87209462
ISBN 0522843166
Other Titles 1 woman at war