Women Heroes of World War II-the Pacific Theater -

Women Heroes of World War II-the Pacific Theater

15 Stories of Resistance, Rescue, Sabotage, and Survival

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Glamorous American singer Claire Phillips opened a nightclub in manila, using the earnings to secretly feed starving American POWs. She also began working as a spy, chatting up Japanese military men and passing their secrets along to local guerrilla resistance fighters. Australian Army nurse Vivian Bullwinkel, stationed in Singapore, then shipwrecked in the Dutch East Indies, became the sole survivor of a horrible massacre by Japanese soldiers. She hid for days, tending to a seriously wounded British soldier while wounded herself. Humanitarian Elizabeth Choy lived the rest of her life hating war, though not her tormentors, after enduring six months of starvation and torture by the Japanese military police. In these pages, readers will meet these and other courageous women and girls who risked their lives through their involvement in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Fifteen suspense-filled stories unfold across China, Japan, Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines, providing an inspiring reminder of womens' and girls' refusal to sit on the side-lines around the world and throughout history. These women -- whose stories span 1932 to 1945, the last year of the war -- served in dangerous roles as spies, medics, journalists, resisters, and saboteurs. Seven of them were captured and imprisoned by the Japanese, enduring brutal conditions. Kathryn J Atwood provides appropriate context and framing for teens 14 and up to grapple with these harsh realities of war. Discussion questions and a guide for further study assist readers and educators in learning about this important and often neglected period of history.

Product code: 9781613731680

ISBN 9781613731680
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H215xW9xS139
No. Of Pages 240
Publisher Chicago Review Press
Discusses several of the "women and girls who risked their lives through their involvement in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Fifteen ... stories unfold across China, Japan, Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines, providing [a] ... reminder of womens' and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history"--Amazon.com.