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Here is the story of the courageous young women who served at Pearl Harbor, Corregidor, Anzio, Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, and other fighting fronts of the Second World War.

In World War II, Wyatt Blassingame was an intelligence officer with the Naval Air Corps on the islands of Tinian and Okinawa. He witnessed the work of army and navy nurses when he visited sick and wounded comrades in hospitals on Hawaii, Saipan, and Okinawa.

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Wyatt Blassingame

Wyatt Blassingame

1909 - 1985
American
A native of Alabama, Wyatt Blassingame has been a professional writer most of his life, having written adult fiction and non fiction as well as many... See more
Gil Walker

Gil Walker

1927 - ?
American
During World War II and the Korean War, Gil Walker served in the U.S. Army as an artist. He has illustrated many books with a military, medical, or ... See more

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Combat Nurses of World War II Reprint

Combat Nurses of World War II
Reprinted in 2021 by Purple House Press
Available formats: Paperback
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Resource Guide

Plumfield Moms Podcast
Podcast

Landmark Books: Combat Nurses of World War II
Released in 2023 by Plumfield Moms Podcast
Available formats: Streaming Audio
Length: 1 hr.
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Bookclub discussion featurings guests Jeannette Tulis (Green Door Children's Heritage Library), Jill Morgan (Purple House Press), and Tanya Arnold (Biblioguides).


Plumfield Moms Podcast
Podcast

Landmark Books: What They Are and Why They Matter
Released in 2022 by Plumfield Moms Podcast
Available formats: Streaming Audio
Length: 52 min.
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Two-part episode hosted by Podcast Moms with guests Sandy Hall (Hall's Living Library), Jill Morgan (Purple House Press), and Tanya Arnold (Biblioguides) where they discuss the Landmark series, how they came to be and why they are worth adding to a home library.


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Kirkus Reviews

Combat Nurses of World War II
A Series of snapshotsóbrave nurses in a bloody war: performing nursely duties, describing discomfortsócaught with a...

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