British civilians worked as masseuse and nurse with Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment in GB, 1914-1919
REEL 1 Memories of outbreak of war, 1914. Recollections of joining VAD, 1914: decision to join VAD, parent's attitude towards them joining VAD; German community in Dundee. REEL 2 Continues: Recollections of period as VADs at Dundee Royal Infirmary: duties; dealing with serious injuries; patients' attitude towards VADs; hygiene; rules regarding VADs' responsibilities; Belgian patients; conversion of school into Red Cross hospital. REEL 3 Continues: Recollections of period as at Lochee Red Cross Hospital: relationship between VADs and Matron; discipline; uniform; reaction to dealing with serious injuries; watching operations. REEL 4 Continues: theatre duties; Agnes Allan's training as masseuse; medical electricity treatment; duties as masseuse; uniform; length of working day. REEL 5 Continues: daily routine; relations between Matron and VADs; rules regarding fraternisation between VADs and Doctors; relations between VADs and professional nursing staff. REEL 6 Continues: night duty; practical jokes played on VADs by patients; relations between patients and VADs; dealing with unruly patients. REEL 7 Continues: patients' uniform; entertainment for patients; question of patients aggravating wounds to avoid return to war; psychological condition of patients. REEL 8 Continues: patients' use of urine bottles; mortality rate at Lochee hospital; watching Zeppelin raid; air raid precautions; watching Zeppelin raids. REEL 9 Continues: hospital supplies and equipment; inspection of hospital by War Office inspector; fear of German invasion; memories of Armistice Day, 11/11/1918.