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Angels of Mercy: The Army Nurses of World War II

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"You Are Needed Now," the posters proclaimed. "Join the Army Nurse Corps." And so they did: Over 59,000 American women signed up to serve their country in the war effort. Some joined expecting to experience the romance and adventure of war in faraway places while working to save lives. Many more quickly learned war's harsh realities -- and that their own lives could also b ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Aladdin (first published 1999)
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Olivia Harrison
Angels of mercy by Betsy Kuhn is a non-fiction novella meant to inform its readers as well as entertain them with stores of heroic army nurses in the time of world war 2.The book fallows a number of nurses in many different locations as they struggle to keep their patients and there selves together threw the disaster zones of war. for example through the book we meet a nurse treating patients after the disaster of pearl harbor and another at the battle lines of war. To me the authors message was ...more
Actually a JUV book, it was great tribute to the Army nurses of WWII. I like that it told true stories from the bottom up. Did you know FDR was planning on drafting nurses at one point?
This is a great reference book for anyone wanting to know the complete story on how women got to serve in the military during World War 2. Filled with great photographs, the reader will follow the story of a few women who served in different fields of war and see their true stories and adventures. I really enjoyed this read because I learned so much that I had no clue happened during the war. A great read for any age and level reader.
Meant for younger readers, but a quick read that tells the story of several different units of nurses during World War 2 including 66 nurses who were captured by the Japanese in the South Pacific
Great pictures! Cherry's ghost flits through each chapter, but the real stories are so much better and sadder than hers.
Holly loved it too.
Quick, easy overview, actually of WWII, as well as the nurses that served during that war.
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Betsy Kuhn grew up in Pennsylvania and now lives in Maryland with her husband, twin sons, and Herb, a 1971 VW SuperBeetle. She writes fiction and nonfiction.
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