Kate Chisholm

Even near the front line, there were flowers on the ward

Ten paintings by Victor Tardieu depicting the pioneering work of first world war nurses are on show at the Florence Nightingale Museum

The Hospital in the Oatfield: The Art of Nursing in the First World War’ is at the Florence Nightingale Museum, London SE1, until 26 October. The catalogue, edited by Natasha McEnroe and Tig Thomas, includes reproductions of Tardieu’s paintings, photographs of the camp taken by a surgeon and a series of illuminating essays.

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