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G.I. Nightingales : The Army Nurse Corps in World War II

By: Tomblin, Barbara Brooks.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2001Description: 1 online resource (274 p.).ISBN: 9780813170206.Subject(s): United States. Army Nurse Corps -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: G.I. Nightingales : The Army Nurse Corps in World War IIDDC classification: 940.54/7573 | 940.547573 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; G.I. NIGHTINGALES; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE; 1 MOBILIZING FOR WAR; 2 WAR COMES TO THE PACIFIC: U.S. Army Nurses at Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines; 3 ACROSS THE PACIFIC: Nursing in the Central Pacific and Southwest Pacific Area; 4 THE TORCH IS LIT: Army Nurses Support the Invasions of North Africa and Sicily; 5 FIFTH ARMY FIRST: Nursing in the Italian Campaign; 6 To THE RHINE AND BEYOND: Army Nurses in the European Theater of Operations; 7 THE END OF THE LINE: Nursing in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations
8 THEY ALSO SERVED: The Army Nurse Corps at Home and in the Minor Theaters of War9 PEACE AT LAST! Demobilizing the Corps; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; Illustrations follow page
Summary: ""Weaving together information from official sources and personal interviews, Barbara Tomblin gives the first full-length account of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in the Second World War. She describes how over 60,000 army nurses, all volunteers, cared for sick and wounded American soldiers in every theater of the war, serving in the jungles of the Southwest Pacific, the frozen reaches of Alaska and Iceland, the mud of Italy and northern Europe, or the heat and dust of the Middle East. Many of the women in the Army Nurse Corps served in dangerous hospitals near the front lines -- 201 nurses wer
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Cover; G.I. NIGHTINGALES; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE; 1 MOBILIZING FOR WAR; 2 WAR COMES TO THE PACIFIC: U.S. Army Nurses at Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines; 3 ACROSS THE PACIFIC: Nursing in the Central Pacific and Southwest Pacific Area; 4 THE TORCH IS LIT: Army Nurses Support the Invasions of North Africa and Sicily; 5 FIFTH ARMY FIRST: Nursing in the Italian Campaign; 6 To THE RHINE AND BEYOND: Army Nurses in the European Theater of Operations; 7 THE END OF THE LINE: Nursing in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations

8 THEY ALSO SERVED: The Army Nurse Corps at Home and in the Minor Theaters of War9 PEACE AT LAST! Demobilizing the Corps; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; Illustrations follow page

""Weaving together information from official sources and personal interviews, Barbara Tomblin gives the first full-length account of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in the Second World War. She describes how over 60,000 army nurses, all volunteers, cared for sick and wounded American soldiers in every theater of the war, serving in the jungles of the Southwest Pacific, the frozen reaches of Alaska and Iceland, the mud of Italy and northern Europe, or the heat and dust of the Middle East. Many of the women in the Army Nurse Corps served in dangerous hospitals near the front lines -- 201 nurses wer

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Tomblin (history, Rutgers Univ.) has written an account of the 80,000 army nurses who served during World War II. These nurses participated in every theater of the war; some died while on duty, and many were decorated for their bravery. Along with their deserving stories, the reader learns the history of women nurses in the military. Tomblin allows the nurses to tell their stories in their own words, describing everything from operating room procedures to their participation in the Normandy invasion. The writing is engaging and should have broad appeal for everyone interested in World War II.‘Dorothy Lilly, Grosse Pointe North H.S. Lib., Mich. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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