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Miss Flora Sandes – The Illustrated War News – Wednesday 21st February 1917


“The Princess,” with a Difference: A Serbian Jeanne d’Arc.

TENNYSON, TRANSFORMED BY EVENTS : SERGEANT-MAJOR FLORA SANDES WEARING HER DECORATION.

  In “The Princess,” Tennyson laid down a rule of life which the conditions of war have ruthlessly broken. “Man for the field and woman for the hearth, Man for the sword and for the needle she.” To-day, the war has called into the ranks of actual workers millions of women, and here and there may be found a woman in the ranks of the combatants. One of these, who has recorded her experiences as a Serbian soldier, is Miss Flora Sandes, who went as a nurse to Serbia, but carried a rifle a Sergeant-Major. She was wounded by a Bulgarian hand-grenade, and decorated with the Cross of Kara-George “for bravery in the field.” Our photograph shows her taking her first walk as a convalescent in the streets of Salonika.

 

The Illustrated War News – Wednesday 21st February 1917

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