Angel of Bataan: The Life of a World War II Army Nurse in the War Zone and at Home

Angel of Bataan: The Life of a World War II Army Nurse in the War Zone and at Home

by Walter Macdougall

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Angel of Bataan: The Life of a World War II Army Nurse in the War Zone and at Home by Walter Macdougall

Alice Zwtcker was the only service woman from Maine to be a prisoner of the enemy in either of the two world wars. But there is more to the story. Across the nation, wherever one of the seventy-seven Angels of Bataan returned home, there was a hero's welcome. Those army and navy nurses showed what American women could do and be, even in times of defeat. This is Alice's story: her growing up in a small Maine town, her commitment to the profession of nursing, and her immersion in World War II. There was Manila, Bataan, Corregidor, and then three long, hungry years when she was held prisoner by the Japanese. For Alice, the terrible legacy of war did not end with her liberation from internment camp, or even with her return home. When victory finally arrived for Alice, it was achieved in her own soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608933747
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication date: 04/22/2015
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 503,485
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Walter Macdougall is a retired college professor who enjoys writing, painting, woodworking, fishing, and historical research. He is author of The Old Somerset Railroad and he lives with his wife in Milo, Maine.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Prologue ix

1 Where the Pleasant River Flows 1

2 Growing Up in Brownville 13

3 The Far-off Making of a World War 29

4 Becoming a Lady with a Lamp 37

5 Wafting of Gardenia and the Eruption of War 47

6 A World Red with Blood and Fire 61

7 Bataan 71

8 Corregidor 89

9 Santo Tomas 97

10 Liberation and Home 121

11 Limelight 135

12 New Wings and Deluge 145

13 Through the Valley of the Shadow 153

14 And Yet the Dance 165

Epilogue 179

Notes 181

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