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Defence nurses share lessons from war

Armistice Day is not only an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice of the Great War generation, but on how stories from our nursing history are passed on
British nurses Captains Lindsay Baigent and Anne Stavelyon treating a patient

Armistice Day is not only an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice of the Great War generation, but on how stories from our nursing history are passed on

As the country prepares to mark this year’s Armistice Day on 11 November, it provides us with an opportunity to remember those who gave their lives, as well as those who did return home.

The first world war was called the ‘war to end all wars’ yet wars and conflict continue to affect millions of people. War is brutal, bloody and causes suffering in myriad ways.

Healthcare professionals seek to learn, adapt and effect change rapidly in this environment, developing innovative practice to save lives and limbs.

Experiences of conflict

Nurses in all roles will have been touched by people and families involved in conflict. Members of the RCN defence

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