By Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee
In global warfare II, 59,000 ladies voluntarily risked their lives for his or her kingdom as U.S. military nurses. while the battle started, a few of them had so little suggestion of what to anticipate that they packed celebration clothes; however the truth of provider quick stuck up with them, whether or not they waded in the course of the water within the old landings on North African and Normandy shores, 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 studies remained untold, nearly with out reference in books, old societies, or army documents. After years of reasearch and hundreds and hundreds 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 in the course of the struggle. 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 past due paintings of historical past, And If I Perish is usually a robust tribute to those ladies and their inspiring legacy.
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And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II by Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee