Review: WE BAND OF ANGELS by Elizabeth M. Norman

Hope from Worthwhile Books recently posted a two-part review of Elizabeth M. Norman’s We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan for the WWII reading challenge.

In part one, she says:

Knowing a little about the Bataan Death March and the thousands who were killed on that perilous trek, I was surprised to read that all 77 nurses who were captured survived their internment in POW camps. Because the Japanese had never seen women in army fatigues they couldn’t believe that they were on the bases for any other reason than to be “comfort girls” to the soldiers. Hence they were placed in civilian internment camps and not the deadly P.O.W. camps portrayed in films such as “Bridge Over The River Kwai”.

In part two, she says:

The nurses interviewed for this book did not want to be called heroes. They claim they were “just doing their job”. But, I, for one, salute them for unusual courage and faithful service to their country throughout the war. In addition to being a well-told story, this book contains photos, a helpful timeline and a thorough bibliography. It has been one of my favorite reads for 2009.

Click the links to read the full review.

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