Women's involvement in the Red Cross during the First World War

A group of Red Cross nurses, one of whom is holding a cat

British Red Cross volunteer nurses outside Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme Hospital, First World War, 1914-1918 (Credit: British Red Cross)

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