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The Resource G.I. nightingales : the Army Nurse Corps in World War II, Barbara Brooks Tomblin

G.I. nightingales : the Army Nurse Corps in World War II, Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Label
G.I. nightingales : the Army Nurse Corps in World War II
Title
G.I. nightingales
Title remainder
the Army Nurse Corps in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Brooks Tomblin
Title variation
GI nightingales
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Weaving together information from official sources and personal interviews, Barbara Tomblin gives the first full-length account of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in the Second World War. She describes how over 60,000 army nurses, all volunteers, cared for sick and wounded American soldiers in every theater of the war, serving in the jungles of the Southwest Pacific, the frozen reaches of Alaska and Iceland, the mud of Italy and northern Europe, or the heat and dust of the Middle East. Many of the women in the Army Nurse Corps served in dangerous hospitals near the front lines-201 nurses were killed by accident or enemy action, and another 1,600 won decorations for meritorious service. These nurses address the extreme difficulties of dealing with combat and its effects in World War II, and their stories are all the more valuable to women's and military historians because they tell of the war from a very different viewpoint than that of male officers. Although they were unable to achieve full equality for American women in the military during World War II, army nurses did secure equal pay allowances and full military rank, and they proved beyond a doubt their ability and willingness to serve and maintain excellent standards of nursing care under difficult and often dangerous conditions
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tomblin, Barbara
Dewey number
940.54/7573
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D807.U6
LC item number
T66 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 J-017
  • WY 11 AA1
NLM item number
T6g 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military Nursing
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Verpleegkundigen
  • Vrouwen
  • Militaire ziekenhuizen
  • Amerikanen
  • Tweede Wereldoorlog
Label
G.I. nightingales : the Army Nurse Corps in World War II, Barbara Brooks Tomblin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mobilizing for war -- War comes to the Pacific: U.S. Army nurses at Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines -- Across the Pacific: nursing in the central Pacific and southwest Pacific area -- The torch is lit: Army nurses support the invasions of North Africa and Sicily -- Fifth Army first: nursing in the Italian campaign -- To the Rhine and beyond: Army nurses in the European theater of operations -- The end of the line: nursing in the China-Burma-India theater of operations -- They also served: the Army Nurse Corps at home and in the minor theaters of war -- Peace at last!: demobilizing the corps
Control code
47011202
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813170206
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2hhfcn
  • 01bfb039-d48a-4670-881c-7a4b3d7cb72f
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011202
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
G.I. nightingales : the Army Nurse Corps in World War II, Barbara Brooks Tomblin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mobilizing for war -- War comes to the Pacific: U.S. Army nurses at Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines -- Across the Pacific: nursing in the central Pacific and southwest Pacific area -- The torch is lit: Army nurses support the invasions of North Africa and Sicily -- Fifth Army first: nursing in the Italian campaign -- To the Rhine and beyond: Army nurses in the European theater of operations -- The end of the line: nursing in the China-Burma-India theater of operations -- They also served: the Army Nurse Corps at home and in the minor theaters of war -- Peace at last!: demobilizing the corps
Control code
47011202
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813170206
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2hhfcn
  • 01bfb039-d48a-4670-881c-7a4b3d7cb72f
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011202
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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