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CONSPIRACY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: Florence Nightingale


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iaJM5tqFVU

This was an awesome movie. It falls just inside the conspiracy genre. Were they allowing the British soldiers and the poor to die on purpose? You see Florence go to the Crimean War to tend to the wounded damned by the military culture of the time because of her gender. In many wars since the nurses have given their lives for the wounded. They are seldom remembered. We start at the Cafe with the lady of the lamp Florence Nightingale.

"Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari", a portrait by Jerry Barrett

During the Crimean war, Florence Nightingale gained the nickname "The Lady with the Lamp" from a phrase in a report in The Times:

She is a ‘ministering angel’ without any exaggeration in these hospitals, and as her slender form glides quietly along each corridor, every poor fellow's face softens with gratitude at the sight of her. When all the medical officers have retired for the night and silence and darkness have settled down upon those miles of prostrate sick, she may be observed alone, with a little lamp in her hand, making her solitary rounds.


Posted by George Freund on August 26, 2013 at 10:57 AM 4931 Views