Nurses tend to be some of the forgotten heroines of war as much today as they were during all conflicts since Florence Nightingale went out to tend to those wounded during the Crimean War. Whilst these brave women did not and do not actually fight on the frontline, they face equally as much danger as they tend to the wounded within the sounds of ongoing battles. Many were volunteers, faced with horrific wounds, often cramped, overcrowded and exhausting working conditions, a lack of medical supplies and primitive treatments, these amazing women faced dangers we can only begin to imagine. It is estimated over 1,500 nurses from around the world paid the ultimate sacrifice, either from enemy action, illness or accidents. Sadly, very few are commemorated on war memorials. Telling their story serves to remember these brave women and recognise their invaluable contribution in caring for and saving the lives of thousands of men, sometimes at the cost of their own life.