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World War Two 1939 - 1945
map to Paradise Road: A guide for historians" by Hank Nelson - Journal
of the Australian War Memorial (1999) Scholarly article about Japanese
massacre of POW nurses and horrors of prison camps
AMMI - Black Nurses in WWII
1st Lt Lucy Robinson,
Chief Nurse -
The Army Nurse Corps accepted
only a very small number of black nurses during World War II. By the end
of the war in September, 1945, there were still only 479 black nurses
within the Corps of some 50,000 due to the quota system of the then
CONVICTION OF RED CROSS NURSES - During WW2 some 1,000 Norwegian,
young intelligent Red Cross nurses, travelled to Germany to join the
German Red Cross to help wounded soldiers from all countries.
GenderGap: World War II -
Discusses nurses, POWs, volunteers, and drafting women nurses.
"I had the nickname, `Miss Irish'"
- An interview with Marjorie Sullivan, a nurse's aide, describing her
experiences during World War II.
Images - WWII Nurses in Movietone Newsreels
- A story, with vintage photographs, discussing how nurses were featured
in newsreels during the war.
Mary Brown, Nurse: A Survivor of the Bombing of London. A tribute by
"Nursing in Three Wars" - Althea Williams, Retired Colonel, U.S. Army.
November 30, 1994 Interviewer: Rheba Massey
Nursing Old Wounds -
Recollections by Nancy Leftenant-Colon, as the first black nurse in the
Regular Nurse Corps in 1942.
Oral Histories of the Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941:
Lieutenant Ruth Erickson, NC, USN
Oral Histories from WWII Nurses in the Pacific
- Recollections of CAPT Ann
Bernatitus, NC, USN, (Ret.), recounting her, service in the Philippines
including Bataan, evacuation from Corregidor on USS Spearfish
(SS-190); and service on USS Relief (AH-1) during the Okinawa
campaign and the return of American prisoners of war from
Rotekreuz Helferin - The German Red Cross helferin (helper nurse) was
a vital part of the war effort in World War Two. Due to the German ideal
of the three Ks "Kirche, Kindern, und Kuche" (Church, Children, and
Kitchen), women in the armed forces were unthinkable.
Grace Bradley, Col, USA Nurse, Retired 1907-2002 America's most decorated
military woman. - Ruby Grace Bradley was born in Spencer, West
Virginia on December 19, 1907. Her parents were Fred O. and Bertha Welch
Sr. Elizabeth Hillmann, R.C. - An
interview with this World War II army nurse who served in England and
France during the Normandy invasion. Includes a few vintage photographs.
The Army Nurse Corps in World War II
- A well compiled site which includes a brief overview,
early operations in the pacific, black army nurses, Sicily and Southern
Italy operations, the European theater and vintage photographs.
The Royal Army Medical Corps of the British Airborne - Physicians,
orderlies, and nurses of the RAMC received the same tough training as
other airborne forces and experienced nearly the same rate of casualties
as combatant forces.
Women @ War in Australia during World War Two - A large collection of
biographies and general information about the full range of Services
II Nurses (1941-1945) - "Sometimes I think maybe it's a
good thing their mothers can't see them when they die"
-- Mary Ferrell
WW2 Field Ambulances - 2/10 Australian Field Ambulance
was formed in the Newcastle and Northern Rivers regions of New South
Wales, and became part of 27 Infantry Brigade, 8th Australian Division.
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