Nurses at the Front in World War II with Patricia DelGiorno
More than 59,000 American nurses served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Thirty thousand of them volunteered to serve at frontline hospitals in overseas war zones, enduring the same horrific conditions as the troops they followed. This presentation highlights nurses in three major combat zones: Manila, Bataan, and Corregidor during the December 1941 Japanese attack on the Philippines, after which 70 nurses became prisoners of war until liberation; Anzio Beach (called a “Half Acre of Hell”) in January of 1944; and the Battle of the Bulge from December 1944 through January 1945. The presentation will also include film clips of interviews with a number of these heroic women recounting their experiences in the field, as prisoners of war, and in their post-war homecoming. Co-Sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
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