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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, [1999]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-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.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Medical care > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
Prisoners of war > Philippines > History > 20th century.
Nurses > United States > History > 20th century.
Military Nursing > history > United States.
Prisoners > United States.
War > United States.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Celebrates the heroism of the Army and Navy nurses imprisoned for three years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.
  • Baker & Taylor
    The story of American nurses on Bataan--the "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor"-- vividly chronicles their capture by the Japanese, three-year imprisonment, and eventual triumphant release, drawing on interviews with survivors, letters, and journals. Reprint.
  • Simon and Schuster
    Hailed by The New York Times Book Review as a "grippingly told" story of "power and relevance," here is the true, untold account of the first American women to prove their mettle under combat conditions. Later, during three years of brutal captivity at the hands of the Japanese, they also demonstrated their ability to survive. Filled with the thoughts and impressions of the women who lived it, "every page of this history is fascinating" (The Washington Post).

    We Band of Angels

    In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and evenings of dinner and dancing under the stars. On December 8 all that changed, as Japanese bombs rained on American bases in Luzon, and the women's paradise became a fiery hell. Caught in the raging battle, the nurses set up field hospitals in the jungles of Bataan and the tunnels of Corregidor, where they saw the most devastating injuries of war, and suffered the terrors of shells and shrapnel.

    But the worst was yet to come. As Bataan and Corregidor fell, a few nurses escaped, but most were herded into internment camps enduring three years of fear and starvation. Once liberated, they returned to an America that at first celebrated them, but later refused to honor their leaders with the medals they clearly deserved. Here, in letters, diaries, and firsthand accounts, is the story of what really happened during those dark days, woven together in a compelling saga of women in war.

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