Based on the Reginald Berkeley stage play, this compelling historical drama offers a depiction of the life story of Florence Nightingale (Anna Neagle), the young 19th-century Englishwoman famously drawn to a career in nursing. Traveling to Turkey during the Crimean War, Florence gains a reputation for being devoted to the care of wounded soldiers and for pioneering higher standards for sanitary hospital conditions. Written by
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The locomotive seen in this film is one of the world's oldest. The "Lion" originally pulled passenger and freight cars between Manchester and Liverpool for 20 years, starting in the 1830s. It was rediscovered in 1923 and restored to working order for the centenary of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1930. It is now on exhibit in the Museum of Liverpool, after spending many years at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. See more
Version of Florence Nightingale