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  • The Army Nurse Corps in World War II
  • By: Barbara Brooks Tomblin
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-04-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.3 (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Weaving together information from official sources and personal interviews, Barbara Tomblin gives the first full-length account of the US Army Nurse Corps in the Second World War. She describes how over 60,000 army nurses, all volunteers, cared for sick and wounded American soldiers in every theater of the war, serving in the jungles of the Southwest Pacific, the frozen reaches of Alaska and Iceland, the mud of Italy and northern Europe, or the heat and dust of the Middle East. Many of the women in the Army Nurse Corps served in dangerous hospitals near the front lines. 201 nurses were killed by accident or enemy action, and another 1,600 won decorations for meritorious service. These nurses address the extreme difficulties of dealing with combat and its effects in World War II, and their stories are all the more valuable to women's and military historians because they tell of the war from a very different viewpoint than that of male officers. Although they were unable to achieve full equality for American women in the military during World War II, army nurses did secure equal pay allowances and full military rank, and they proved beyond a doubt their ability and willingness to serve and maintain excellent standards of nursing care under difficult and often dangerous conditions.
©1996 The University Press of Kentucky (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"Tomblin has done a prodigious amount of work in gathering this material and rescuing these women for history." (Journal of American History)
"Provides a comprehensive and inspiring picture of the competence, dedication, and unparalleled bravery under fire of the 60,000 Army nurses and 14,000 Navy nurses who brought caring, comfort, and compassion to thousands of wounded servicemen." (Bulletin of the History of Medicine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By J. Casey on 10-20-17

Excellent, brief overview of women in WW2

It was nice to finally find an audio book providing a brief overview of the roll of women during world war 2 in all theaters. the narrator was very good with the exception of mispronouncing some commonly known locations and names of people that are well known to those of us who still WW2 history.

overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the roll.of the ANC in WW2.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Eileen on 04-02-17

Ruined by the Reader

Interesting story about a topic that too little is written about, Unfortunately, no one thought to teach the reader how to pronounce medical terms before she started recording a book about medical procedures. Between the mispronunciation and her breathy, passive voice the reading is very distracting. If you can get past the reader, the book is interesting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jacinta on 10-31-17

Great book

Gives a great history of American nurses and the American involvement in WWII. I would 100% recommend this book to anyone interested in military history!

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