By Kathryn Atwood

ISBN-10: 161373168X

ISBN-13: 9781613731680

After glamorous American singer Claire Phillips opened her personal evening membership in Manila, utilizing the proceeds to secretly feed ravenous American POWs, she additionally started operating as a secret agent, chatting up jap army males and passing their secrets and techniques alongside to neighborhood guerilla resistance opponents. Australian military nurse Vivian Bullwinkel, stationed in Singapore then shipwrecked within the Dutch East Indies, turned the only survivor of a terrible bloodbath through eastern infantrymen. She concealed for days, tending to a heavily wounded British soldier whereas wounded herself. Humanitarian Elizabeth Choy lived the remainder of her existence hating basically battle, now not her tormentors, after enduring six months of hunger and torture by way of the japanese army police. In those pages, readers will meet those and different brave girls and women who risked their lives via their involvement within the Pacific Theater of Operations in the course of global struggle II. Fifteen suspense-filled tales spread throughout China, Japan, Mayala, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines, delivering an inspiring reminder of ladies and ladies' refusal to sit down at the sidelines around the globe and all through history.  These women—whose tales span from 1932 via 1945, the final yr of the warfare, while U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima—served in harmful roles as spies, medics, reporters, resisters, and saboteurs. 9 of the ladies have been American; seven have been captured and imprisoned through the japanese, enduring brutal stipulations. writer Kathryn J. Atwood offers applicable context and framing for youths 14 and as much as grapple with those harsh realities of conflict. dialogue questions and a consultant for extra learn support readers and educators in studying approximately this significant and infrequently overlooked interval of history.

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