Madelon "Glory" Battle Hancock, Heroine Of World War I

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Phoebe Ann Pollitt PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry in World War I (WW1). Few know that Madelon "Glory" Battle Hancock of Asheville, North Carolina, was the most decorated nurse who served with the Allied Forces in WW1. As a British Red Cross nurse, she joined the first detachment of British soldiers deployed to the Belgium battlefront in August, 1914, and remained with the troops until the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918.

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Pollitt P. Madelon “Glory” Battle Hancock -- Heroine of World War I. Tar Heel Nurse. 2017;79(4):14. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2017
Madelon "Glory" Battle Hancock, Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, World War I, nursing

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