She was the daughter of a Suffolk rector but the young Flora Sandes used to dream of being a soldier, spending her childhood galloping through the countryside while pretending she was fighting in battle.
Twenty years later, when war broke out for real across Europe, the adult Flora enlisted for the army in Serbia, one of the allied countries, and in the process, became the only British woman to see front line action.
Now Flora’s amazing story is to be told in a BBC radio documentary on BBC Radio Suffolk tonight as part of its WWI at Home series. Read more
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