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""Even though women were not supposed to be on the front lines, on the front lines we were. Women were not supposed to be interned either, but it happened to us. People should know what we endured. People should know what we can endure.""—Lt. Col. Madeline Ullom 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Memory is the mother of all wisdom. Aeschlyus, Prometheus Bound
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. 1. Pacific Paradise
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. 2. Paradise Lost
  2. pp. 16-28
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  1. 3. Descent into Hell
  2. pp. 29-37
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  1. 4. The Other Alamo
  2. pp. 38-60
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  1. 5. From the Frying Pan into the Fire
  2. pp. 61-66
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  1. 6. The Tunnel and the Rock
  2. pp. 67-97
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  1. 7. The City of Hell
  2. pp. 98-111
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  1. 8. Life along the River Styx
  2. pp. 112-124
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  1. 9. Hunger in the Heart of Hell
  2. pp. 125-153
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  1. 10. Liberation
  2. pp. 154-169
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  1. 11. Home at Last
  2. pp. 170-178
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 179-196
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 197-209
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 210-216
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 217-228
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  1. Illustration Block I
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  1. Illustration Block II
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  1. Illustration Block III
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813127446
Related ISBN
9780813121482
MARC Record
OCLC
778436177
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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