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Great War Stories 4 - Dr Jessie Scott

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2017

Christchurch-born Jessie Scott was a rarity in 1914: a qualified doctor in a male dominated profession. But as this Great War Story shows, her bravery overcame even greater hurdles. Joining the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service, Dr Scott treated Serbian and British wounded in the Balkan war against Austria. Left behind during a retreat, she was captured but later released. That didn’t end her war. She went back to the front line, this time serving with Russian forces in Romania. Dr Scott's efforts earned her the Serbian Order of St Sava.

The death of an English girl in their service touched the Serbs and it was to this that we owed a visit to the camp of the Serbian Royal Princes'.
– Dr Jessie Scott’s journal

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