By Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee
In international conflict II, 59,000 ladies voluntarily risked their lives for his or her state as U.S. military nurses. whilst the warfare begun, a few of them had so little notion of what to anticipate that they packed get together clothes; however the truth of carrier fast stuck up with them, whether or not they waded throughout the water within the old 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 reviews remained untold, virtually with out reference in books, historic societies, or army records. After years of reasearch and 1000's of hours of interviews, Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee have created a dramatic narrative that finally brings to gentle the serious function that ladies performed during 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 battle at the frontlines with grit, humor, and nice heroism. a protracted late paintings of heritage, And If I Perish can also be a robust tribute to those girls and their inspiring legacy.
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