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From flying with critically wounded Australian soldiers out of turbulent war zones, to being held at gunpoint, the compassion, courage and grace under fire in Our Vietnam Nurses will inspire and astound.

From the bestselling author of Bush Nurses and Nurses of the Outback comes this collection of compelling and moving stories of our heroic nurses in the Vietnam War.

Being a nurse always requires a cool head, a steady hand and an open heart. But if you're working in a war zone, the challenges are much harder. When Australia joined the Vietnam War, civilian and military nurses were there to save lives and comfort the wounded. With spirit and good humour, they worked hard and held strong, even though most of them were completely unprepared for the war before they landed in the middle of it.

Working incredibly long hours and surrounded by chaos and turmoil, these brave nurses and medics were integral to our war effort. These fifteen stories show a side to the Vietnam War that has received little recognition but played an important part in shaping Australia's presence in the war. From flying with critically wounded Australian soldiers out of turbulent war zones, to being held at gunpoint, the compassion, courage and grace under fire in Our Vietnam Nurses will inspire and astound.

Reviews

Valuable and moving

Adelaide Advertiser

It is a remarkable tribute - confronting, touching and gently amusing in equal measure

Readers Digest

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780143797029

    May 2, 2016

    Michael Joseph

    320 pages

    RRP $34.99

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  • EBook

    9781760141608

    May 2, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

    320 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780143785798

    April 18, 2017

    Penguin

    320 pages

    RRP $24.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Extract

I have always had enormous respect, admiration and affection for nurses. I envy their competence and confidence. They always seem to know how to take charge and what to do.

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