‘Deeds Not Words: Nursing at War’ film screening, Royal College of Nursing, Cardiff
Deeds Not Words: Nursing at War
Tuesday 1 May 2018, 5 – 7pm (doors 5pm, talk starts at 5.30)
Royal College of Nursing, Ty Maeth, King George V Drive East, Cardiff CF14 4XZ
Find out more about the work nurses and female medical officers did during the First World War in this special screening of archive and documentary footage introduced with a talk on the wartime story of Welsh nurse Annie Brewer. Films screened will include archive footage of First World War nurses, and two new documentaries: The Invisible Killer of World War 1: Blast Injury and Deeds Not Words: The Suffragette Surgeons of WW1.
Annie Brewer was born in Newport in 1874, and went into nursing at the age of 24. She was in Paris when war broke out, and quickly joined a French hospital and ambulance association. Richard Frame from the Gwent Western Front Association will talk about her wartime work, which led her to become one of the most highly decorated nurses of any country in the First World War. Annie’s medals, photographs and other items will also be on display.
Part of the Women’s Work 100 series of events in partnership with the First World War Centenary, led by the Imperial War Museum.