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    • Emma Declerck

      In World War II, 66 army nurses were captured during the Battle of the Philippines and were prisoners of war. They were eventually released in 1945 after many years of hardship. As well as being prisoners of war, 201 nurses were killed by the enemy in World War II. Read their story in We band of angels ~

    • Janet

      "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor": Army nurses, wearing new uniforms, crowd into a truck following their February 1945 liberation from the Santo Tomas Internment Compound in Manila.

    • Lise Horton

      The American women who served as nurses in WWII included Army and Navy women who became recognized as angels as they cared for the soldiers in their charge. Numerous nurses were captured when the US capitulated in the early months of the war & Correigedor fell. They were put into prisoner of war camps like Santo Tomas and were not released until the end of the war. Many perished of starvation, torture and disease. But they cared for their fellow prisoners from start to finish.

    • Sarah Bardsley

      Manila during February 8-12, 1945. U.S. Army Nurses from Bataan and Corregidor, freed after three years imprisonment in Santo Tomas Interment Compound, climb into trucks as they leave Manila, Luzon, P.I., on their way home to the U.S. The nurses are wearing new uniforms given to them to replace their worn out clothes. [12 February 1945]

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