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“The Mills Kept Grinding”

A passage on women’s empowerment.

The group of nurses of the German Red Cross during World War II

The service of nurses in frontline hospitals on both sides of the conflict was not an easy undertaking. Often very young women struggled with the objectification of men, both doctors, and patients. On top of this came the stress of being responsible for another person’s existence, of having to instantly determine between life and death. Often forced to conceal their political sympathies, religious beliefs, or moral dictates, they did their work to the best of their ability at the cost of both physical and mental health, becoming amongst the daily turmoil of war, unsung heroes who were never accorded due respect or gratitude.

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Martin Smallridge

Martin Smallridge

Marcin Malek, also known as Martin Smallridge, Poet, writer, playwright, and publicist. Editor-in-chief of Agora24 on Lives and writes in Ireland

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