Scottish Women’s Hospital

I was browsing through the interesting sequence of  Persephone Posts, and came across a link to this archive film of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals founded by Elsie Inglis: http://movingimage.nls.uk/film/0035http://movingimage.nls.uk/film/0035

It gives an idea of life in the fourteen field hospitals set up by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies in various European theatres of war. They were entirely staffed by women. There is a particularly good sequence showing the team conducting an operation to remove shrapnel.
The filming was apparently done at two of their hospitals – one at Villers-Cotterets in Northern France, the other at Salonika. Cicely Hamilton (author of William, an Englishman and much else) worked at one of these hospitals.

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