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We band of angels : the untold story of American nurses trapped on Bataan

Elizabeth M. Norman (Author)
"In the winter of 1941, as Japanese bombs began to fall on Luzon, American Army and Navy nurses stationed in the Philippines suddenly found themselves caught in a fiery hell of war. Undaunted, they did everything in their power to aid the soldiers, setting up much needed field hospitals in the jungles of Bataan and the tunnels of Corregidor, where they tended to the most devastating injuries of war amidst the raining shells and shrapnel. But the worst was still to come: As Bataan and Corregidor fell, ninety-nine of the nurses were herded into internment camps, where they endured three years of suffering, brutality, and starvation. Here, in letters, diaries, and firsthand accounts, is the story of what really happened during those dark days, woven together into a compelling saga of women in war"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2013
Random House, New York, 2013
xi, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
9780812984842, 0812984846
Waking up to war
Manila cannot hold
Jungle hospital #1
The sick, the wounded, the work of war
Waiting for the help that never came
"There must be no thought of surrender"
Bataan falls : the wounded are left in their beds
Corregidor, the last stand
A handful go home
In enemy hands
Santo Tomas
STIC, the first year, 1942
Los Banos, 1943
Eating weeds fried in cold cream, 1944
And the gates came crashing down
"Home. We're really home"
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