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Pure grit : how American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific / Mary Cronk Farrell ; foreword by First Lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans.

Authors: Farrell, Mary Cronk.
Call number: j940.54 FAR
Publication: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Publication date: 2014.
Subject: Nurses -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Military nursing -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines -- Juvenile literature.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Prisoners of war -- Philippines -- Juvenile literature.
Title: Pure grit : how American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific / Mary Cronk Farrell ; foreword by First Lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans.
Physical description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm
Contents note: Introduction -- Adventure and romance -- Surprise attack -- No time for fear -- Nurses under fire -- Retreat to the jungle -- Make-do medicine -- Boxed in on Bataan -- Retreat to the rock -- Holing up on Corregidor Island -- Rescued! -- Surrender to the enemy -- Held incommunicado -- Santo Tomas internment camp -- Food? Grow your own -- Hope at last -- Walking skeletons -- Liberation! -- Homecoming -- Forgotten -- Moving on -- Recognition at last.
Summary note: "The story of American nurses serving in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked the islands on December 8, 1941."--Dust jacket.
When the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II, 101 American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all around them. The women served in jerry-rigged jungle hospitals on the Bataan Peninsula and in underground tunnels on Corregidor Island. Later, when most of them were captured by the Japanese as prisoners of war, they suffered disease and near-starvation for three years. This is their story of sisterhood and suffering, of tragedy and betrayal, of death and life.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-148) and index.
ISBN: 9781419710285 (hardcover)
1419710281 (hardcover)
LCCN: 2013017134
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1500563
Bib No.: 1500563

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