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All This Hell : U. S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese

All This Hell : U. S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese - 2nd edition

All This Hell : U. S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780813190617

ISBN10: 0813190614

All This Hell : U. S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese by Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee - ISBN 9780813190617
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Published: 2003
International: No
All This Hell : U. S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese by Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee - ISBN 9780813190617

ISBN13: 9780813190617

ISBN10: 0813190614

Summary

More than one hundred U.S. Army and Navy nurses were stationed in Guam and the Philippines at the beginning of World War II. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, five navy nurses on Guam became the first American military women of World War II to be taken prisoner by the Japanese. More than seventy army nurses survived five months of combat conditions in the jungles of Bataan and Corregidor before being captured, only to endure more than three years in prison camps.

When freedom came, the U.S. military ordered the nurses to sign agreements with the government not to discuss their horrific experiences. Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee have conducted numerous interviews with survivors and scoured archives for letters, diaries, and journals to uncover the heroism and sacrifices of these brave women.

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