Great War Stories: Ettie Rout

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Digital items relating the Great War Story video about Ettie Rout. Ettie Rout promoted sexual health practices during WWI in the face of strong public and governmental opposition. She was responsible for saving many lives from the effects of sexually transmitted infections. Her work was influential in the decision of the New Zealand Army to issue free prophylactic kits to soldiers; they adopted the kit that Rout had developed. She never received proper credit for her work during her lifetime, but soldiers recognised the value of her work. See more Great War Stories here http://firstworldwar.govt.nz/great-war-stories

WW1

Image: Ettie Annie Rout
Ettie Annie Rout

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Ettie Rout with NZEF Infantrymen
Ettie Rout with NZEF Infantrymen

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Image: A safe brothel for New Zealand soldiers
A safe brothel for New Zealand soldiers

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Ettie Rout
Ettie Rout

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Story: Rout, Ettie Annie -

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Ettie Rout and New Zealand soldiers
Ettie Rout and New Zealand soldiers

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Ettie Rout with her Volunteer Sisterhood
Ettie Rout with her Volunteer Sisterhood

Ministry for Culture and Heritage