May 4, 2013

Angels of Mercy, by Chris Schoeman

Engele in die Vreemde
After the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War, hundreds of women left their countries for South Africa, some in search of adventure, others with a genuine desire to help the victims of war. They came from all over the world – from Britain and its colonies, and from pro-Boer countries in Europe. But, whatever their origins, they all came to live and work under harsh conditions that were foreign to them.

Angels of Mercy tells the story of twelve of these brave women. Hailing from England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, some worked as nurses on the frontline, while others came to teach Boer children in the concentration camps.

Based on personal diaries and letters, as well as other wartime sources, this fascinating and inspiring book tells of their trials and tribulations as they dealt with the dangers of war, the extremes of the environment, and the sad eyes of the dying men under their care. Theirs are stories of compassion and courage.

Ook beskikbaar in Afrikaans - Engele in die Vreemde

Imprint: Zebra
Publisher: Random House Struik
ISBN: 9781770225022
Publication date: April 2013
Length: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Pages: 264
Amazon Kindle Edition
Kalahari Trade paperback (English)
Kalahari eBook (English)
Kalahari Hardeband (Afrikaans)
Kalahari eBoek (Afrikaans)