Angels of the Battlefield pays homage to the over 3,000 civilian nurses who also served in the First World War. Often working near the front-line, 25 nurses were killed and 388 were decorated, with eight receiving the Military Medal.
Through the stories of Sisters Nellie Morrice and Katherine Porter, discover what life was like a century ago and the hardships and dangers nurses endured on active service. The film follows Nellie and Kitty from the small country towns of their birth through their nursing training in Sydney, their service in Egypt, Turkey and France to the tragedies and triumphs that followed their discharge from the military.
Angels of the Battlefield was made by students from TAFE New South Wales over a six-year period.
Devoted Service pre-screening
The film is preceded (at 11.15am) by a screening of Devoted Service, a powerful and moving drama derived from the true stories of five remarkable women during the Great War, immersing the audience in four different experiences of war. Taking actual words and personal accounts written by three nurses and a matron in their diaries and letters, you will witness how, from the moment the last ribbon connecting them to Sydney breaks, through to the end and aftermath of the Great War in 1918/19, the courage and conviction of these women endures.
Schedule of events — 24 April
11am — Daily Service of Remembrance
11.15am — Devoted Service
12pm — Angels of the Battlefield
Bookings and additional screening times
Bookings for the 24 April screening are essential and seats are limited. Register your booking >
Angels of the Battlefield will also screen on the following dates (without the Devoted Service pre-screening). These sessions do not require a booking.
- Tuesday, 26 April (3.30-4.30pm)
- Friday, 29 April (3.30-4.30pm)
- Monday, 2 May (3.30-4.30pm)
- Wednesday, 4 May (3.30-4.30pm)