Elsie and Mairi go to war : two extraordinary women on the Western Front

Diane Atkinson.

This is the remarkable story of two brave and charismatic women, the only women to nurse on the Front line in the First World War. Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisolm were decorated with seventeen medals for bravery and self-sacrifice.


Ruth Ann JohnsonPosted December 27, 2010

Elsie and Mairi were extraordinary woman. They met at a motorcycle club in 1912 in England. In 1914 they took off for London to "do their bit" for the war effort. Eighteen-year-old Mairi and thirty-year-old Elsie left for Belgium in September 1914 an...

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