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A fine brother : the life of Captain Flora Sandes / Louise Miller.

By: Miller, Louise, 1968- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Richmond, Surrey Alma Books, 2014Copyright date: ©2012Edition: Mass-market edition.Description: 423 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits, illustrations, map ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781846882456 (pbk); 1846882451 (pbk); 9781846882302 (ebk); 1846882303 (ebk).Subject(s): Sandes, Flora | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Serbia | World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Female | Women soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Soldiers -- Great Britain -- BiographyDDC classification: 940.40092 Summary: The only woman to serve as a soldier in the First World War, the Englishwoman Flora Sandes became a hero and media sensation when she fought for the Serbian Army and pursued a distinguished career in its ranks as officer.
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Shortlisted for the HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize 2012

"The only Western woman to enlist as a soldier in the First World War, the Englishwoman Flora Sandes became a heroine and a media sensation when she fought for the Serbian Army and pursued a distinguished career in its ranks. This account charts her incredible story: her tomboyish childhood in genteel Victorian England, her mission to Serbia as a Red Cross volunteer and subsequent military enrolment, her celebrity lecture tours, her marriage to a fellow officer, her survival in a Gestapo prison during the Second World War and her final years in Suffolk.

A fascinating character of her times and an inspiration to women the world over, Flora Sandes is brought to life and restored to her rightful place in history by this biography, compiled with the help of her family, and using hitherto unpublished private papers and photographs."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The only woman to serve as a soldier in the First World War, the Englishwoman Flora Sandes became a hero and media sensation when she fought for the Serbian Army and pursued a distinguished career in its ranks as officer.

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