Nomination: Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific

ImageFarrell, Mary Cronk. Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific. 2014. 160p. Abrams. $24.95 (978-1-4197-1028-5) Gr. 5+
The largely unknown story of a group of Army and Navy nurses who signed up in peacetime, but found themselves in the midst of battle when the Philippines fell during World War II.  These women became experts in combat nursing in makeshift hospitals and in prison of war camps following the military’s surrender.

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