Elsie and Mairi Go to War
Two Extraordinary Women on the Western FrontBook - 2010
When they met at a motorcycle club in 1912, Elsie Knocker was a thirty-year-old divorcee, and Mairi Chisholm was a brilliant eighteen-year old mechanic living at home. In 1914, they roared off to London "to do their bit" for the war effort, and within a month they were in Belgium driving ambulances. Frustrated by men dying of shock in their vehicles, they set up their own first-aid post on the front line in the village of Pervyse, near Ypres, risking their lives under sniper fire and heavy bombardment. As news of their courage and expertise spread, the "Angels of Pervyse" became celebrities.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., 2010
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
Call Number: 940.4754 At545e
Characteristics: 280 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm