Serbia Issued Stamps on  Heroic Scottish Women

serbia stampsSerbia has issued stamps on Scottish heroines who served in Serbia during the First World War.Serbia was desperate for medical assistance during the war and several countries responded with aid and workers moving to eastern Europe, including about 600 British women who travelled to serve as doctors, nurses, drivers and, in one case, as a frontline soldier in the Serbian Army.

Those featured include Dr Elsie Inglis – one of the first female graduates at the University of Edinburgh – who founded the Scottish Women’s Hospitals project in Serbia. The stamps features six iconic women – Scots Evelina Haverfield, Dr Elsie Inglis, Dr Elizabeth Ross, Dr Katherine MacPhail and Dr Elmslie Hutton, and from England Captain Flora Sandes, whose war efforts are still celebrated in communities across Serbia.

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