This is the fact-based story of an aristocratic woman who defies Victorian society to reform hospital sanitation and to define the nursing profession as it is known today. After volunteering to travel to Scutari to care for the wounded soldiers, who are victims of the Crimean war, she finds herself very unwelcome and faces great opposition for her new way of thinking. However through her selfless acts of caring, she quickly becomes known as 'The Lady with the Lamp', the caring nurse whose shadow soldiers kiss.
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Claire Bloom has starring billing in the main titles, but her role is an extended cameo. See more
[voice over, as Narrator
Those of you who ask, "Who is this Florence Nightingale, and what did she do?", you would have to understand the world into which she was born. It was England, Dickens' England. Where the people were divided into two classes: the very rich and the very poor. But whether rich or poor, it was a time of great medical ignorance, when to fracture an arm or a leg was to lose it.
The opening credits appear on a background of monochrome period drawings. See more
Version of Florence Nightingale