By Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee
In international battle II, 59,000 girls voluntarily risked their lives for his or her state as U.S. military nurses. while the battle begun, a few of them had so little thought of what to anticipate that they packed celebration attire; however the fact of carrier fast stuck up with them, whether or not they waded during the water within the historical landings on North African and Normandy shorelines, or labored round the clock in health facility tents at the Italian entrance as bombs fell throughout them.
For greater than part a century those women’s reports remained untold, nearly with out reference in books, ancient societies, or army information. After years of reasearch and thousands of hours of interviews, Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee have created a dramatic narrative that finally brings to mild the serious position that ladies performed through the warfare. From the North African and Italian Campaigns to the Liberation of France and the Conquest of Germany, U.S. military nurses rose to the calls for of conflict at the frontlines with grit, humor, and nice heroism. an extended late paintings of heritage, And If I Perish can also be a strong tribute to those girls and their inspiring legacy.
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George Gordon, Lord Byron
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And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II by Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee