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* BigDamnKiss: This is how Olive informs Pat Dooley that she does, in fact, return his affections.

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* BigDamnKiss: TheBigDamnKiss: This is how Olive informs Pat Dooley that she does, in fact, return his affections.

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Alice and Hilda become extremely close as the war goes on, with their interactions sometimes seeming more romantic than simply friendly.

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* BigDamnKiss: This is how Olive informs Pat Dooley that she does, in fact, return his affections.


-->-- '''Grace Wilson'''

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-->-- '''Grace '''Matron Grace Wilson'''


* FirstNameBasis: Olive calls Pat Dooley "Pat" for the first time about two seconds before [[spoiler:she unceremoniously and ''very'' enthusiastically answers his earlier LoveConfession with a rather dramatic snog]].

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* FirstNameBasis: FirstNameBasis:
** True to the time period, it marks a significant moment in their friendship when Sister Ross King and Sister Sheppard start calling each other "Alice" and "Elsie".
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Olive calls Pat Dooley "Pat" for the first time about two seconds before [[spoiler:she unceremoniously and ''very'' enthusiastically answers his earlier LoveConfession with a rather dramatic snog]].


All five were real women, with Wilson and Ross King in particular seen as giants in the history of Australian military nursing. The series covers their lives from their first deployment at the very beginning of war all the way through to Armistice Day, and details what happened to them afterward.

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All five were real women, with Wilson and Ross King in particular seen as giants in the history of Australian military nursing. The series covers their lives from their first deployment at the very war's beginning of war all the way through to Armistice Day, and details what happened to them afterward.


All five were real women, with Wilson and Ross King in particular being seen as giants in the history of Australian military nursing. The series covers their lives from their first deployment at the very beginning of war all the way through to Armistice Day, and details what happened to them afterward.

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All five were real women, with Wilson and Ross King in particular being seen as giants in the history of Australian military nursing. The series covers their lives from their first deployment at the very beginning of war all the way through to Armistice Day, and details what happened to them afterward.


'''''ANZAC Girls''''' (2014) is an Australian miniseries detailing the lives and exploits of five real-life members of the Australian Army Nursing Service during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. Based on the nonfiction book ''The Other [=ANZACs=]'' by Peter Rees, it was made for the centenary of the war's outbreak and details the harsh, brutal, and bloody work of wartime nursing.

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'''''ANZAC Girls''''' (2014) is an Australian miniseries detailing the lives and exploits of five real-life members of the Australian Army Nursing Service during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Based on the nonfiction book ''The Other [=ANZACs=]'' by Peter Rees, it was made for the centenary of the war's outbreak and details the harsh, brutal, and bloody work of wartime nursing.

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* MeaningfulName: The meaning of Grace Wilson's first name isn't exactly subtle, but no less accurate for all of that; she conducts herself with impeccable grace at all times and generally lives up to her namesake beautifully.


[[caption-width-right:350:L to R: Grace Wilson, Olive Haynes, Alice Ross-King, Elsie Cook, and Hilda Steele]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:L to R: Grace Wilson, Olive Haynes, Alice Ross-King, Ross King, Elsie Cook, and Hilda Steele]]


* DeathNotification: [[spoiler:Grace]] doesn't even have to open the telegram before her hands start shaking, because she knows exactly what she's looking at.

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* DeathNotification: [[spoiler:Grace]] doesn't even have to open the telegram before her hands start shaking, because she knows exactly what she's looking at. (Unfortunately, she isn't wrong -- [[spoiler:her brother]] was killed at the Dardanelles.)


** Grace, twice; upon receiving the news of [[spoiler:her brother's death]] (she ultimately breaks down in private, but not before soldiering on through a whole convoy of wounded), and at the ANZAC Day memorial service (she can't hold back the tears then either, but she refuses to break down sobbing).
** Olive, several times -- most notably when Grace is seconded to London.
** Hilda, after being roundly scolded by one of the Queen Alexandra's nurses simply for doing things differently. She manages to hold back ''most'' of the tears.

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** Grace, twice; upon receiving the news of [[spoiler:her brother's death]] (she ultimately breaks down in private, but not before soldiering on through nursing a whole convoy of wounded), and at the ANZAC Day memorial service (she can't hold back the tears then either, but she refuses to break down sobbing).sobbing, keeping it to a few tears falling down her face).
** Olive, several times -- most notably when Grace is seconded to London.
London, as the two developed a particularly strong bond on Lemnos.
** Hilda, after being roundly scolded by one of the Queen Alexandra's nurses simply for doing things differently. She manages to hold back ''most'' of the tears.tears -- at least until Grace turns up to comfort her, at which point all bets are off.


* Sister Alice Ross-King (Georgia Flood) -- a lively, somewhat coquettish young woman who nevertheless has the true nurse's gift and comes into her own as the war progresses.

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* Sister Alice Ross-King Ross King (Georgia Flood) -- a lively, somewhat coquettish young woman who nevertheless has the true nurse's gift and comes into her own as the war progresses.



All five were real women, with Wilson and Ross-King in particular being seen as giants in the history of Australian military nursing. The series covers their lives from their first deployment at the very beginning of war all the way through to Armistice Day, and details what happened to them afterward.

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All five were real women, with Wilson and Ross-King Ross King in particular being seen as giants in the history of Australian military nursing. The series covers their lives from their first deployment at the very beginning of war all the way through to Armistice Day, and details what happened to them afterward.


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* DeathNotification: [[spoiler:Grace]] doesn't even have to open the telegram before her hands start shaking, because she knows exactly what she's looking at.


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* TryingNotToCry:
** Grace, twice; upon receiving the news of [[spoiler:her brother's death]] (she ultimately breaks down in private, but not before soldiering on through a whole convoy of wounded), and at the ANZAC Day memorial service (she can't hold back the tears then either, but she refuses to break down sobbing).
** Olive, several times -- most notably when Grace is seconded to London.
** Hilda, after being roundly scolded by one of the Queen Alexandra's nurses simply for doing things differently. She manages to hold back ''most'' of the tears.


* FromDressToDressing: Faced with a critical shortage of supplies, Grace gets her nurses on Lemnos to rip up their white petticoats for bandages (including her own) -- but makes sure the strips get sterilised first.

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* FromDressToDressing: Faced with a critical shortage of supplies, Grace gets her nurses on Lemnos to rip up their white petticoats for bandages (including her own) -- but she makes sure the strips get sterilised first.first.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Though Grace is a bit older than the usual example, they perfectly symbolise her gentility and sweetness of character.


* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most of the matrons, though Grace gets by far the most screentime. She is incredibly protective of her girls and, though firm, is always fair and has their best interests at heart.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most of the matrons, though Grace gets by far the most screentime. She
** Grace
is incredibly protective of her girls and, though firm, firm and cognizant of her authority, is always fair and has their best interests at heart.heart.
** Matron Finlay, who takes over while Grace is seconded to London, is also fair and compassionate with the welfare of her nurses in mind.

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