All this hell : U.S. nurses imprisoned by the Japanese / Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee.
By: Monahan, Evelyn.
Contributor(s): Neidel-Greenlee, Rosemary.Material type: BookPublisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2000Description: xi, 228 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0813121485 (alk. paper); 9780813121482 (alk. paper); 0813190614 (pbk); 9780813190617 (pbk).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | Nurses -- United States -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- United States | Prisoners of war -- Philippines -- History -- 20th century | Prisoners of war -- Japan -- History -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: All this hell.DDC classification: 940.54/7252/09599
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -216) and index.
Preface -- Pacific paradise -- Paradise lost -- Descent into hell -- The Other ammo -- From the frying pan into the fire -- The Tunnel and the rock -- The City of hell -- Life along the River Styx -- Hunger in the heart of hell -- Liberation -- Home at last -- Appendix 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 Philippines -- Appendix D Evacuation of U.S. military nurses from Manila, December 1941 -- Appendix E Evacuees from the Philippines to Australia -- Appendix F POW Army nurses personal statistics -- Appendix H Military grades during World War II -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
"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. In all, nearly one hundred nurses became POWs." "This account of the nurses' imprisonment adds a vital chapter to the history of American personnel in the Pacific theater." "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."--BOOK JACKET.