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

By: Monahan, Evelyn M.
Contributor(s): Neidel-Greenlee, Rosemary.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2010Description: 1 online resource (270 p.).ISBN: 9780813127446.Subject(s): Nurses -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Prisoners of war -- Japan -- History -- 20th century | Prisoners of war -- Philippines -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, JapaneseGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: All This Hell : U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the JapaneseDDC classification: 940.54/7252/09599 | 940.547252 | 940.54725209599 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; All This Hell; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Memory is the mother of all wisdom. Aeschlyus, Prometheus Bound; Contents; Preface; 1. Pacific Paradise; 2. Paradise Lost; 3. Descent into Hell; 4. The Other Alamo; 5. From the Frying Pan into the Fire; 6. The Tunnel and the Rock; 7. The City of Hell; 8. Life along the River Styx; 9. Hunger in the Heart of Hell; 10. Liberation; 11. Home at Last; Appendix A; A Tribute to Major Maude C. Davison, ANC; Appendix B; Pre-World War II Duty Stations of U.S. Navy Nurses Held as POWs by the Japanese; Appendix C
Military Nurses Who Were Not Reassigned following the Japanese Attack on the PhilippinesAppendix D; Evacuation of U.S. Military Nurses from Manila, December; Appendix E; Evacuees from the Philippines to Australia; Appendix F; POW Army Nurses Personal Statistics; Appendix G; POW Army Nurses Military Service Statistics; Appendix H; Military Grades during World War II; Notes; Bibliograph; Index; Illustrations follow pages-20; Illustrations follow pages-84; Illustrations follow pages-164
Summary: """"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
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Cover; All This Hell; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Memory is the mother of all wisdom. Aeschlyus, Prometheus Bound; Contents; Preface; 1. Pacific Paradise; 2. Paradise Lost; 3. Descent into Hell; 4. The Other Alamo; 5. From the Frying Pan into the Fire; 6. The Tunnel and the Rock; 7. The City of Hell; 8. Life along the River Styx; 9. Hunger in the Heart of Hell; 10. Liberation; 11. Home at Last; Appendix A; A Tribute to Major Maude C. Davison, ANC; Appendix B; Pre-World War II Duty Stations of U.S. Navy Nurses Held as POWs by the Japanese; Appendix C

Military Nurses Who Were Not Reassigned following the Japanese Attack on the PhilippinesAppendix D; Evacuation of U.S. Military Nurses from Manila, December; Appendix E; Evacuees from the Philippines to Australia; Appendix F; POW Army Nurses Personal Statistics; Appendix G; POW Army Nurses Military Service Statistics; Appendix H; Military Grades during World War II; Notes; Bibliograph; Index; Illustrations follow pages-20; Illustrations follow pages-84; Illustrations follow pages-164

""""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

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Library Journal Review

Some of the least known but most interesting World War II narratives involve the experiences of civilian and military American women living in the South Pacific during the Japanese occupation--the subject of the present volumes. All This Hell describes the plight of 84 female nurses stationed in the South Pacific prior to the war whose lives went from idyllic to horrific when they were interned by the Japanese. Based upon both oral histories and published biographical and autobiographical accounts, the book provides a readable and gripping introduction to the topic for all readers. Its authors, veteran military medical personnel, have also written Albanian Escape, which deals with wartime nursing during World War II. Prisoners in Paradise is a broader, more analytic study. Kaminski (history, Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) explores the wartime activities of the region's thousands of non-native civilian and military women. Going beyond a narrative of their trials, she considers how attitudes toward gender roles shifted and adapted as women struggled to survive and protect their families. Based upon an extensive list of primary and secondary sources, this book is useful not only in its coverage of this neglected period but also as a more general study of gender in wartime. While All This Hell is recommended for all public and larger academic libraries, Prisoners in Paradise is most appropriate for academic and larger public libraries.--Theresa McDevitt, Indiana Univ., PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

More than 100 US military nurses were imprisoned by the Japanese in the Philippines during WW II. This brief account depicts the nurses' activities during the struggles for Bataan and Corregidor, as well as how they endured three years of brutal treatment in Japanese prison camps. More important, this is a story of survival. The authors argue that those nurses who survived had an indomitable will to live, and nothing short of execution by their captors would have prevented them from returning to the US. The book's major flaw is in the impression conveyed by the authors that all the nurses were brave, heroic, and selfless. Studies on the POW experience indicate that it brought out the worst as well as the very best in those incarcerated. The book adds little information to the current literature about the captive nurses. The authors conducted personal interviews with survivors and used interviews in the Army Nurse Corps Oral History Project as well as letters, diaries, journals, and the usual secondary sources. For further reading, see Dorothy Still Danner's What a Way to Spend a War: Navy Nurse POWs in the Philippines (1995). Endnotes, photographs. All levels. R. E. Marcello; University of North Texas

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