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Deeds Not Words: Nursing at War (Cardiff)

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RCN Wales

Ty Maeth

King George V Drive East

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CF14 4XZ

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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 #WomensWork100 series of events in partnership with the First World War Centenary and the Imperial War Museum.

Draft Programme

5pm Doors open, refreshments provided
5.30pm Introduction
5.35pm Film 1: The Invisible Killer of World War 1: Blast Injury
5.50pm Talk by Richard Frame from Gwent WFA on Annie Brewer
6.10pm Film 2: Archive footage of First World War nurses, including British, American, French and Swiss nurses and possibly the earliest ever film footage of women playing cricket!
6.22pm Film 3: The Suffragette Surgeons of WW1
7pm Close

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The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome.

There is free car parking onsite from 5pm.

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