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Iconic Red Cross poster portrayed on World War I commemorative coin

January 9, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

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While Australian women were not permitted to serve in battle on the frontline during World War I, many of them volunteered to serve in the Australian Army as nurses, medical workers and ambulance drivers. Their contribution to the war effort was enormously significant, with their support proving essential to military medical service.

The Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), formed in 1903, was made up of volunteer nurses who were willing to serve in the event of Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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