From Gallipoli (1915) to the War of Independence (1919-1922): Modernisation of Turkish Womanhood

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Journal Article
Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: an interdisciplinary journal, 2014, 6 (3)
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n many countries, the services of nurses during the First World War have recently been given a commemorative space in an attempt to make the memory of the war more inclusive and less masculine. In contrast, Turkish nurses’ experience has so far been studied only from a nursing education and practice perspective. This article aims to shed light on this forgotten story by taking a gender and war studies perspective and reflect upon the much-celebrated memory of women fighters in Turkey.
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