All This Hell

All This Hell

U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese

Book - 2000
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University of Kentucky

""Even though women were not supposed to be on the front lines, on the front lines we were. Women were not supposed to be interned either, but it happened to us. People should know what we endured. People should know what we can endure."" -- Lt. Col. Madeline Ullom 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. 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.

Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780813121482
Branch Call Number: 940.547252 Mo 2000
Characteristics: xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Neidel-Greenlee, Rosemary 1941-


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Dec 30, 2013

We all hated having to bow to the Sons of the Emperor.

Dec 30, 2013

when someone with a bayonet insists you get off the truck - you get off.

Dec 30, 2013

It was not easy for American and Filipino nurses and doctors to treat Japanese casualties in the same manner as they treated their own sick and wounded.


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