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Nightingales Bluebirds and Angels of Mercy - True Stories of the Courage and Heroism of Nurses on the Front Line in WWII - cover
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Nightingales Bluebirds and Angels of Mercy - True Stories of the Courage and Heroism of Nurses on the Front Line in WWII

Elise Baker

Narrator Melli Achna

Publisher: Elise Baker

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Summary

The World Wars of the 20th century caused massive upheavals all over the world. Often overlooked by history are the extraordinary true-life stories of the brave women from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand who enlisted in the Allied forces in their thousands to serve as nurses behind the front lines, at great danger to themselves. And while men shot to kill in the North African, European, and the Pacific theaters of war, nurses served right behind them, armed with tools of healing rather than warfare. 
These untold true stories of women heroes of WWII paint a vivid picture of life as a military nurse—from makeshift field hospitals in France to bombed-out station hospitals in Belgium to journeys fraught with danger on ambulance trains, air ambulances, and hospital ships. 
Inside Nightingales, Bluebirds & Angels of Mercy: True Stories of the Courage and Heroism of Nurses on the Front Line in WWII, you’ll learn the true stories of nurses in the Second World War, including 
●      what it was like for a woman to join the armed services as a nurse and travel across the world to do her duty, 
●      the challenges and dangers the Allied nurses faced on the front lines, as well as the camaraderie and wartime romances they experienced, 
●      how these women confronted changing social norms around gender and race, 
●      true stories of survival at the hands of enemy forces in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps, and more. 
The stories of these brave women are an inspiring record of duty and selflessness. If you haven’t yet met heroes such as Vivian Bullwinkel and Margot Turner, you’ll definitely want to listen to this book.
Duration: about 3 hours (03:24:08)
Publishing date: 2023-03-27; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —