The novel follows the adventures of Midge Macpherson, a teenager from New Zealand who desperately wanted to help with the war effort. As both her brothers were at war she attended an English boarding school where she met Anne and Ethel. All three of them travel to a railway station in France where they set up a canteen to feed hungry soldiers who come in on the trains.
The war is being fought while Midge Macpherson and her two friends, Ethel and Anne are learning to become young ladies at a school in England. The female frontline volunteers in World War One were just as tough and courageous and the frontline soldiers.
The novel proves this statement and shows how tough and courageous female frontline volunteers really were. Throughout the novel, female characters showed courage due to working at the canteen in France. During the novel Midge, Ethel and Anne had to be tough, to be able to look at and feed sick and injured soldiers who had returned from the front.
The girls would serve hot cocoa and canned beef to them. They would need courage to be able to work through each day, with all the injured, bloody, scarred soldiers. It was not an easy job, therefore Midge, Ethel and Anne would need to be just as tough as the frontline soldiers.
While Midge was working as an ambulance driver, she would have needed to be tough to handle to dead and injured bodies. So Midge set off to find her Aunt Lallie, who was working as a Red Cross Nurse at the number 15 casualty station, to see if she could find Tim.
Working as a nurse was just as bad as fighting in the war, you could get bombed or get raided. For such a young lady like Midge it was a very courageous, gruesome and dangerous to be working so close to the front as well.
To be working so close to the front was very courageous you had to be very brave because you never knew when a bomb could have been dropped. Working as a nurse was just like fighting in the war, people dying around you, injured and sick men, never knowing whether a bomb or raid was coming.
They too would also see wounded men, had family and friends going missing and getting killed. The women of the war were definitely as tough and as courageous as the frontline soldiers.
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the 'War to end all Wars', as seen through the eyes of three young women It is War is being fought on a horrific scale in the trenches of France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen-year-old New Zealander Midge Macpherson, at school in England learning to be a young lady.4/5(9).
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and the rose. Setting - The importance of ANZAC day - Tensions between generations in the family - the practice smile you gave to men when your heart felt it would rip in two” the boys were leaving, going back to war. Chapter 15 A Rose for the Anzac Boys by Jackie French.
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This is my practice essay on 'A Rose for the ANZAC Boys' I wrote before the exam The female frontline volunteers in WW1 were just and tough and courageous as the. A Rose for the Anzac boys A Rose for the Anzac boys by the Australian author, Jackie French, is set in during World War One.
It tells the story of the/5(1). Dec 01, · A Rose for the ANZAC Boys is one of those books that make you realise how little you know. The majority of the book is set in France during WWI. All I knew about WWI is that we (the Netherlands) declared neutral and were not bothered with the war that was mostly played out in trenches.4/5.