Thanks Dianne for sending me a message about this video yesterday. This short film, We All Came Home: Army and Navy Nurse POW's in WWII, was made by the department of defense. In it a group of nurses who were held prisoner by the Japanese in WWII tell of some of their experiences. It's about 28 minutes long and worth a look. I am not sure what year it was filmed - based on the style of spectacles I would say perhaps in the 1980's? What a gift to get to hear bits and pieces of their stories from them!
My WWII nurse comrades, I salute you.
Photo from yorkblog.com
Ruth McClain, WWII Navy Nurse Corp at veterans parade in 2008.
Photo from http://tnwwiireenactors.homestead.com/mission.html