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Dr Jessie Scott Great War Story

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The video for this story about First World War doctor Jessie Scott screened on Newshub on 25 April 2017.

Dr Jessie Scott faced trying and hazardous conditions serving on the Serbian and Russian front lines during the First World War. A member of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service, Jessie served in Serbia in 1915, tending to wounded Serbian and British soldiers until she became an Austrian prisoner of war. She was eventually released and returned to her work, this time on the Russian front lines in Romania. After the war, Jessie was awarded the Order of St Sava, third class, for her work with the Serbian army. 

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Video: Produced and directed by Anna Cottrell, AC Productions for MediaWorks Newshub. Made with the support of NZ On Air. See full video credits here (pdf)

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