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

by Evelyn M. Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

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

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.

All This Hell U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese Press Reviews

These nurses faced the reality of combat, anguish of surrender, and the brutality of captivity. Their story... must be told, if American men and women are to appreciate the depth of sacrifices made by their countrymen and women in the cause of freedom. - Rear Admiral Frances Shea Buckley, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy (Ret.); As well as ably telling the story of what women can tolerate in the service of their country, the authors give a stirring account of the fighting that took place on Bataan and Corregidor. - American History

Book Information

ISBN: 9780813190617
Publication date: 1st July 2003
Author: Evelyn M. Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 264 pages
Categories: Asian history, Second World War, History of the Americas, Prisoners of war, Nursing,

About Evelyn M. Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

Evelyn M. Monahan served as a U.S. Army medic during the Vietnam era and is a retired psychologist. Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee served in the Navy Nurse Corps during the Vietnam era and has held a number of clinical and administrative posts within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee are coauthors, with Agnes Jensen Mangerich, of Albanian Escape: The True Story of U.S. Army Nurses Behind Enemy Lines.

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