We band of angels : the untold story of American nurses trapped on Bataan by the Japanese / Elizabeth M. Norman.
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- ISBN: 0671787187 :
- Physical Description: xv, 327 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
- Edition: 1st Pocket Books trade pbk. print., May 2000.
- Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 
- Copyright: ©1999
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages -292) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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 Thomas -- 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.
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