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read kindle ✓ Pure Grit Ñ ¹ In the early 1940s young women enlisted for peacetime duty as US Army nurses But when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II 101 American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all aroTory of sisterhood and suffering of tragedy and betrayal of death and life The women cared for one another maintained discipline and honored their vocation to nurse anyone in need all 101 coming home aliveThe book is illustrated with archival photographs and includes an index glossary and timeli My rating 5 out of 5 starsThis was an AMAZING non fiction book You can't help but get sucked in by the amazing survival stories of these army and navy nurses I read it in less than a day taking a break only to eat lunch I couldn't put it down Brenna RPL

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In the early 1940s young women enlisted for peacetime duty as US Army nurses But when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II 101 American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs I have always loved books about Women in WWII Ever since I read We Band of Angels The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese in 2004 I have had a special interest in the nurses who served in the Philippines I was thrilled last year to find A Pledge of Silence a fictionalized version and I have been eagerly awaiting the release of Pure Grit a non fiction Young Adult version I want to thank Mary Cronk Farrell and her publisher for providing me with an ARCMary Cronk Farrell has done a wonderful job in making the nurses' story accessible to a younger audience and those who prefer a lighter non fiction read The story is well paced and well written without too many characters to keep track of but enough to get a well rounded view She hits the highs of pre war Manila the lows of the jungle hospitals and the Malinta tunnel the hopes of escaping by submarine or seaplane and the desperation of the POW camps She also touches on the PTSD which was not recognized in the nurses when they came home and how it resurfaced later in some of their lives Pure Grit has many pictures that I have not seen before notably the Navy ballroom and Jungle Hospital #1 The photo of the nurses' names written on the bed sheet after the US surrender to the Japanese moves me every time I see it The nurses were an amazing group of women who persevered in the worst conditions They are truly inspiring and their story should not be forgotten

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Pure GritExploded all around them The women served in jerry rigged jungle hospitals on the Bataan Peninsula and in underground tunnels on Corregidor Island Later when most of them were captured by the Japanese as prisoners of war they suffered disease and near starvation for three years Pure Grit is a s The reuired disclosure I received an advanced copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads GiveawaysI fell in love with the women featured in this bookI fell in love with their strength determination and willpowerI fell in love with their gritI fell in love with this bookFollowing the experiences of military nurses stationed during peacetime in the Philippines the book kicks off just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Nurses find themselves thrown into a combat situation as Japanese troops begin bombing American facilities uickly followed by soldiers on foot The strength showed by these women is exemplary and it’s sad that it took this long for their story to be told in the way they deserve Facing air raids malaria dysentery and everything the jungle has to offer these army and navy nurses continued to treat combat wounds of the causalities that poured in by the hundredsWith little to no help coming from the American military a fact that will still leave you speechless eventually the nurses are part of an American surrender and moved to a POW camp Conditions and health continue to deteriorate into severe disease and starvation Despite all of it – little to no food barely having the strength to stand disease ravishing their own bodies and those around them – these amazing women continued to treat the sick and dying around them No matter the costThis book should be reuired reading particularly for young girls today who believe the biggest problems they’ll face in life are bad haircuts and not being married on the timetable they’ve crafted in their heads I can’t say enough good about this astounding group of women and their actions Author Mary Cronk Farrell has done the world and the women featured a service that was long overdue She crafts a beautiful yet devastating story that needs to be told and honoredThe temporary nature of safety and the permanence of pain are underlined in this compelling book A fast read at 133 pages 151 including a complete list of nurses timeline index etc I urge everyone to pre order this book now Set to be released in March 2014 Pure Grit takes you from dances to POW camps from dresses to dysentery from peace to starvation You’ll be better for reading itPure Grit proves once again