Incredible Story Of Flora Sandes: The Beer-Swilling Rector’s Daughter Who Was The Only Female On The Frontline In WWI And WWII

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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

 

You can find more detail about Flora – by checking out information here.

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4 Responses to “Incredible Story Of Flora Sandes: The Beer-Swilling Rector’s Daughter Who Was The Only Female On The Frontline In WWI And WWII”

  1. Jim Bramhill(17848) March 27, 2014 6:54 pm
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    Jane, I found this story very interesting. You do an excellent job on highlighting the benefit of women in occupations that were considered for men only. As I probably told you before, when I joined the Force in 1952 there was a saying that the likelihood of women being accepted in the Force was the same as a man running the four-minute mile or going to the moon.

  2. Jane_Hall_website March 28, 2014 8:03 pm
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    Thank you for sharing that recollection, Jim. First hand, informed and impartial witness accounts are very powerful and important. I wonder if the author of the saying knew he was a prophet? I am pretty sure the answer is “no”. I am equally sure you smiled in Sept. 1974 when troop 17, the first female troop, marched at Depot.

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  4. Jane_Hall_website April 28, 2014 5:02 pm
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    🙂 jane

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