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Returned wounded soldiers
Title : Returned wounded soldiers Returned wounded soldiers
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Creator : Krischock, Henry, photographer
Date of creation : 1942
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 155 x 212 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Returned wounded soldiers, with nursing sisters, and Voluntary Aid Detachment girls, at a military hospital at Northfield.

The Voluntary Aid Detachment was initially organised by the Australian Red Cross during World War I. In 1928 the Australian Army Medical Corps assumed responsibility. The VADs provided first aid, nursing assistance, comforts, domestic assistance and other supports for returned and wounded soldiers

Related names :

Australia. Army. Voluntary Aid Detachments
Australian Red Cross Society. South Australian Division
Women's Royal Voluntary Service

Period : 1939-1945
Place : Northfield
Further reading :
Beaumont, Joan (ed.) Australia's war, 1939-1945, St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1996

Bolt, Andrew Our home front 1939-1945, Melbourne: Wilkinson Books, c1995

Clark, Rosemary The home front: life in Australia during World War II, Melbourne: Australia Post, 1991

Goodman, R. D. VAD's in peace and war: the history of Voluntary Aid Detachments in Australia during the 20th century, Brisbane: Boolarong, 1991

The Home front family album: remembering Australia 1939-1945, introduction by Nancy Keesing, Sydney: Weldon, 1991

McKernan, Michael All in!: Australia during the second world war, Melbourne, Vic.: Nelson, 1983
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