And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II by Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

By Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

In global conflict II, 59,000 girls voluntarily risked their lives for his or her kingdom as U.S. military nurses. whilst the conflict begun, a few of them had so little concept of what to anticipate that they packed social gathering clothes; however the fact of provider fast stuck up with them, whether or not they waded throughout the water within the old landings on North African and Normandy shorelines, or labored round the clock in medical institution tents at the Italian entrance as bombs fell throughout them.

For greater than part a century those women’s stories remained untold, nearly with no reference in books, historic societies, or army records. After years of reasearch and hundreds and hundreds of hours of interviews, Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee have created a dramatic narrative that eventually brings to mild the serious position that girls performed in the course of the battle. From the North African and Italian Campaigns to the Liberation of France and the Conquest of Germany, U.S. military nurses rose to the calls for of conflict at the frontlines with grit, humor, and nice heroism. a protracted past due paintings of background, And If I Perish is additionally a robust tribute to those ladies and their inspiring legacy.

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36 19 selling butter. "37 While some of their work was clearly thought of as "women's work," they also participated, especially on smaller farms, in labor related to dairy farming, and their income added to the family's overall economic well being. The extensive vegetable-canning industry in Indiana, where canneries often were located close to the fields, also provided short-term, well-paid employment for rural women during packing season. 38 In the late nineteenth century, clubs of various kinds were popular for women, especially those with adequate financial means and time for socialization.

A special addendum was included requiring anyone planning to go on the Washington, DC, trip to be a full-fledged member of a county chorus no later than December 1, 1949. m. m. until 4:10. The roster lists 57 choirs with 8 additional county names handwritten on the last page. The original owner of the schedule also wrote the size of each choir along the margin. 23 Most of the choirs seem to have had about 20-24 singers; the numbers add to a total of 1,460. The following choirs apparently were Typewritten, mimeographed copy in Parke County Scrapbook Collection, cream-1950-52, in the possession of Doris Rohe, Rockville, IN.

I will use both terms. In 1966 the name changed again to Indiana Extension Homemakers Chorus. The group also has been referred to as Purdue Extension Music, and later, The Purdue Women of Song. See chapters 2 and 8. 36 Each county determined its own process for selecting members for the choir with 12 to 40 suggested as ideal. The plan further called for each county choir to select its own repertoire for local use, while Stewart selected what was called the "state" music. ) The choirs were funded through contributions from each club in a county and small fees charged to the participants; a small stipend was given to the director (who was chosen by secret ballot) and the accompanist.

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