This is a publication by the National League of Serbian Women. Here it lists some of the duties of league members, mostly to suppress disease in specific areas through different measures. While the publication was educational for civilians, members of the League were the main participants in the duties listed. Examples include the creation of field hospitals, disinfection and keeping towns clean. Its publication shows the change in status and position of women in Serbian society during the war.
The League was founded in Kragujevac in February 1915. Its purpose was to work on the suppression of infectious disease but also to care for orphans, refugees and the wounded if the state or Red Cross could not. Considering the Kingdom of Serbia was affected by a typhus epidemic in 1915, this sort of association was very useful.
- Article by:
- Peter Gatrell
Professor Peter Gatrell examines the upheaval and struggles faced by millions of European civilians who were made refugees – either by enemy occupation or by the state’s forcible deportation – during World War One.