Elizabeth Smellie - Canada's Florence Nightingale
100th anniversary of the Poppy • 5m 41s
In this short film, Dr. Nathan Hatton of the Lakehead University Department of History describes the remarkable life and accomplishments of Elizabeth Smellie, a field nurse in the First World War who quickly rose through the ranks and became the first female colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces.
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