One of the better known aspects of the Salonika campaign is the role of the remarkable women of the Scottish Women’s Hospital – particularly the assistance they gave to the Serbians – and of other women volunteers and medical staff who served. International Women’s Day is good opportunity to remember their achievements and sacrifice.
Below is a selection of online records and further reading on women in the First World War and, to represent them all, here is a fine sketch of a nurse in Salonika by F. L. Mills, reproduced on the front page of ‘The Mosquito’ in September 1957 (no. 119).
Find out more
- The National Archives – Scottish Women’s Hospitals
- Records of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals
- The Long, Long Trail – Women and the British Army in the First World War
- British Military Nurses – ‘Scarlet Finders’
- British Army Nurses Service Records, 1914-1918
- Red Cross – First World War Volunteers
- History of the Great War – Medical Services General History Vol. IV
- Search the IWM Collections