Frontline Nursing in the First World War: The Forgotten History of Valborg Hjorth
In amongst the ranks of the heroic female wartime nurses Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell is a lesserknown Danish woman, Valborg Hjorth. When Dr Jakob Seerup - author, researcher and curator of Modern History - discovered a photograph of an elderly woman adorned with medals in the archive at Bornholm Museum, Denmark, he started the process of unearthing this woman's amazing life. In this episode, Jakob and James discuss Valborg's experiences in field hospitals, and also the way in which a woman travelling independently was perceived during the First World War, despite her service to the ranks of injured soldiers.
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