During the First World War, an estimated 60,000 volunteers served with the British Red Cross Society in auxiliary hospitals across the United Kingdom, providing much-needed support in caring for sick and wounded servicemen returning from the Front.
Using the market town of Sherborne as a case study, this talk by Luke Mouland, explores the pivotal role played by the VADs (Voluntary Aid Detachment) during the war and highlights how this remarkable contribution was largely sustained through the efforts of female voluntary labour.
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