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No Time for Fear summons the voices of more than 100 women who served as nurses overseas during World War II, letting them tell their story as no one else can. Fessler has meticulously compiled and transcribed more than 200 interviews with American military nurses of the Army, Army Air Force, and Navy who were present in all theaters of WWII. Their stories bring to life horrific tales of illness and hardship, blinding blizzards, and near starvation—all faced with courage, tenacity, and even good humor. This unique oral-history collection makes available to readers an important counterpoint to the seemingly endless discussions of strategy, planning, and troop movement that often characterize discussions of the Second World War.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Senator Daniel K. Inouye
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  1. Foreword
  2. Colonel M. Irene Clark Woodman
  3. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. 1. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii: "Like rats in a trap."
  2. pp. 11-28
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  1. 2. Pacific Theater of War: "You can see what men are made of when you get them freshly wounded."
  2. pp. 29-78
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  1. 3. Japanese Internment Camps, Philippines: "You don't know what freedom is until you lose it."
  2. pp. 79-104
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  1. 4. China, Burma, and India: "Culture Shock"
  2. pp. 105-122
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  1. 5. North Africa, Sicily, and Italy: "90 mm shells would zoom right over the hospital."
  2. pp. 123-150
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  1. 6. England: "Buzz bombs, blackouts, and barrage balloons"
  2. pp. 151-166
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  1. 7. France: "Normandy, and the Battle of the Bulge"
  2. pp. 167-188
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  1. 8. Germany: "V-E Day"
  2. pp. 189-192
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  1. 9. Russia: "The Eastern Command"
  2. pp. 193-198
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  1. 10. The 166th General Hospital: "Raining again"
  2. pp. 199-232
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  1. 11. Snap Shots: "You never know what will happen when you join the service."
  2. pp. 233-242
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  1. 12. The War Ends: "I can't express how I felt when I heard it was over."
  2. pp. 243-262
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  1. Further Reading
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609170271
Related ISBN
9780870134401
MARC Record
OCLC
605346339
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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