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Jonathan Atkin

fighting for.’15 Kathleen Burke, who visited the French front as an observer, proudly explained to General Petain how a pre-war political society, the Scottish branch of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, had, ‘with that splendid spirit of patriotism which had from the first day of the war animated every man, woman and child of Great Britain’, organised itself into the Scottish Women’s Hospital movement.16 However, even seemingly clear cases of simple, patriotic motivation could be muddied by conscience. The restless journeys for Mrs Alec-Tweedie were

in A war of individuals