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Civil War Nurses
Discusses conditions and contributions of the approximately two thousand woman who volunteered in military hospitals during the Civil War.
Moving stories, images and poems written by or dedicated to the Nurses "in country" during the Vietnam war.
Australian Nurses in Vietnam
Stories from Australian nurses who served in Vietnam from 1964 to 1972.
Military Nurses in Vietnam
This page is dedicated to the Red Cross, Special Services, Army Nurse Corps, and other civilian and military women who served in Vietnam.
Army Nurse Corps
Officially established by an Act of Congress, February 2, 1901. United States Army Nurses - professionals serving mankind whether during times of conflict or peace.
Military Women in Vietnam
In Vietnam, Army, Navy and Air Force Nurses and Medical Specialists numbered over six thousand. This page discusses all women who served in Vietnam from 1964 to 1973.
Five Nurses from St. Lawrence County
Women in the Civil War: A Women of Courage profile, produced by the St. Lawrence County, NY Branch of the American Association of University Women.
Women in the War
A small tribute to nurses during the WW I. A letter, 'Experiences of a Nurse at the Front' is reproduced in full.
Stories and letters from Vietnam Veteran, Dusty (only first name given) Army Nurse Corps, Republic of Vietnam.
Nursing Old Wounds
Recollections by Nancy Leftenant-Colon, as the first black nurse in the Regular Nurse Corps in 1942.
A People at War: Women Who Served
From the National Archives and Records Administration. Short stories of First Lt. Annie G. Fox, Army Nurse Corps, recommended for and awarded the Purple Heart and several WASPS (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
GenderGap: American Women and the Military
Comprehensive information on the history of women in the U.S. military. A chronological sequence beginning with the Revolution (1775-1783)to World War II.
Honoring Female Military Nurses
A story of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial by Jo Ann Klein, MS, RN. The memorial, in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia was dedicated October 18, 1997.
Phoebe Yates Pember
A Southern Woman's Story of conditions in hospitals during the war. Although Ms. Pember was not a nurse, her story reflects the trying conditions endured by nurses during the war.
Angels of Mercy: Nurses' Tales
Personal stories from four army nurses who were engaged in the European Theater during World War II. From The American Experience a PBS feature: Guts and Glory.
World War II Nurses
Describes personal experiences of nurses who served in the battlefronts from North Africa to Italy to Normandy to Corregidor and Bataan.
Our Army Nurses
Pictorial essay of what Civil War nurses wore. Excellent stories from Clara Barton, Ruth Sinnotte, Lucy Seaman Bainbridge and Jane Stuart Woolsey. Stories available for download(Adobe PDF format) and for purchase.
Women in World War One
In 1901 and 1908 the establishment of the Army and Navy Nurse Corps opened the door for women in the military. These were the first women in the U.S to be admitted to some military rank and status.
Sr. Elizabeth Hillmann, R.C.
An interview with this World War II army nurse who served in England and France during the Normandy invasion. Includes a few vintage photographs.
What Did You Do in the War, Grandma?: A Psychiatric Nurse in the Philippines
A story by Kathy O'Grady describing Lucile Sponner Votta's journey and experiences in the Philippines.
1940's: The Country Goes to War: World War II
From NursingWorld, ANA Centennial: Voices from the past...visions of the future.
GenderGap: World War II
Discusses nurses, POWs, volunteers, and drafting women nurses.
Images - WWII Nurses in Movietone Newsreels
A story, with vintage photographs, discussing how nurses were featured in newsreels during the war.
"I had the nickname, `Miss Irish'"
An interview with Marjorie Sullivan, a nurse's aide, describing her experiences during World War II.
WASPS, WACS, and Flight Nurses
Description of women serving as pilots, flight nurses and Air WACS in World War II.
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