Not all angels have wings, and not all POWs were soldiers. Today Our American Stories is sharing a piece that I contributed, "The Angels of Bataan." Here's the direct link if you'd like to give it a listen. This piece was based off of my blog post, POW Angels.
In 1941, the United States entered the Second World War and the "war effort" became the job of the entire nation. From altered shopping choices on the homefront, to the call for volunteer plane spotters near the cost, to the military-themed songs on the radio, American life changed in countless ways. The role of American… Continue reading Avis D. Schorer’s A HALF ACRE OF HELL: A COMBAT NURSE IN WWII
I've mentioned before that I love a good survivor story. While scouring my library's shelves for some writing research material, I came across Cate Lineberry's The Secret Rescue. I read the book's description- an escape from behind enemy lines by a whole plane-full of nurses and medics- and was immediately hooked. The story begins in the… Continue reading Unarmed and Behind Enemy Lines: Cate Lineberry’s THE SECRET RESCUE
Nursing was not a career for a "nice," unmarried girl in the 1930s. After all, it was dirty, physical work, and required learning far too much information about the opposite sex. However, it was one of few opportunities for a young woman who couldn't afford college to continue her education. In the Depression era United States,… Continue reading POW Angels