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

Author: Elizabeth M Norman
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth M Norman
ISBN: 9780812984842 0812984846
OCLC Number: 1013428468
Description: xi, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: 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" --
Aftermath --
Across the years.
Responsibility: Elizabeth M. Norman.

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"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"--

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