Farida Hamdiyous

Born 28 December 1940, Souk Ahras (close to the Tunisian border).

 

Farida is the fifth daughter in her family to enlist in the War of Liberation.  She completes a five month training programme to become a nurse and then works at Habib Thameur Hospital in Tunis, caring for the wounded.

 

She is transferred to the Algerian-Tunisian frontier where tends to FLN fighters. She regularly travels from village to village to help villagers and war-affected families and also to make sure that everything is okay.

 

When the War of Liberation ends she continues with her nursing career.

 

She now lives in Algiers.