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Publicity Material for presentations about Sister Edith Appleton OBE RRC

We are often asked to provide information about our talks so they can be advertised to best advantage.  Here is a selection for you to use. Please feel free to adapt to your needs.

Update January 2016
This year marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme which lasted from July to November 1916 and in which more than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history. Edie’s diaries record, day after day, huge convoys of wounded and dying arriving at her hospital in Etretat and historians have told me that her accounts of that period are unparalleled. We will, of course, be including some of her accounts of that time in our talks.


1.   Suggested titles

Short versions:

  • The amazing WW1 diaries of Sister Edith Appleton OBE RRC, or
  • Sister Edith Appleton – Front Line nurse and diarist in the Great War.

Longer version:

  • Sister Edith Appleton’s amazing diaries written in France throughout the First World War near the front line and in hospitals on the Normandy coast.

2.   Brief outline:

Edith Appleton served in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR) throughout the First World War.  Often near the Front in Northern France, she wrote an amazing daily journal. Her website is at www.anurseatthefront.org.uk/ and “A Nurse at the Front – The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton” was published by the Imperial War Museum with Simon & Schuster in March 2012. The presentation, by Edie’s great nephew, Dick Robinson, tells her story with extracts from the diaries read by Dick’s wife, Lisa, and is fully illustrated.   Copies of the book will be available at a discounted price.

3.   Images (click to enlarge)

Hardback published 2012. Paperback published 2013.

Hardback published 2012.
Paperback published 2013.

Edie in informal (but warm!) woolly cardigan. Taken in 1917

Edie in informal (but warm!) woolly cardigan. 1917

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Edie in her QAIMNSR uniform. 
Click on these images to enlarge.

More information on the content of our presentation is here.

Dates of currently scheduled talks are here.

Click here to see a great example of a poster about one of our talks – created from the material on this page plus some images taken from elsewhere on this website. With acknowledgements to Lyminge Historical Society.

Dick and Lisa Robinson

For younger audiences Lisa can wear this replica QAIMNSR uniform

For younger audiences Lisa can wear this replica QAIMNSR uniform

....and if you really want it here's a picture of us.

….and if you really want it here’s a picture of us.Click on these images to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

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