two books about nurses in WWII

  1. "And if I perish" and All This Hell.....Co-author Rosemary Neidel Greenlee was on CSPAN2 describing the experiences of WWII nurses outlined in several books she helped write. She was weeping while detailing some of the horrors and she was not the only one weeping.
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  3. by   KibbsRNstudent
    Quote from oramar
    "And if I perish" and All This Hell.....Co-author Rosemary Neidel Greenlee was on CSPAN2 describing the experiences of WWII nurses outlined in several books she helped write. She was weeping while detailing some of the horrors and she was not the only one weeping.
    They sound lilke something I would like to read. I am beginning the first of the echo Heron books. It is intense! It is a little scary too. I will start cliniclas in the fall and she is scaring me...
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I need to check these out! I am due a trip to Barnes and Noble and a latte!
  5. by   2ndCareerRN
    While out getting books, pick up a copy of "We Band of Angels". It tells about the military nurses that were taken prisioner at the fall of Bataan (Phillipines).

    From the back cover:

    "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."

    bob
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    Quote from 2ndCareerRN
    While out getting books, pick up a copy of "We Band of Angels". It tells about the military nurses that were taken prisioner at the fall of Bataan (Phillipines).
    I read this book after seeing it referenced on the board - GREAT! Highly recommended.
  7. by   KARRN3
    I have read We Band of Angels, it is an excellent book that shows the strength and spirit of nurses and their contributions during WWII. They were one tough bunch of nurses. All of the books by Echo Heron are excellent as well.
  8. by   pattyjo
    Quote from Nurse Ratched
    I read this book after seeing it referenced on the board - GREAT! Highly recommended.
    I heard the author, Dr. Elizabeth Norman speak: she was incredible, and the book is absolutely awe-inspiring.

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