By Flora J. Solomon
In January of 1941, Margie Bauer is termed to lively responsibility within the military Nurse Corps of the U.S. military Reserves, and her mom unfortunately laments, “You’re a able lady, however the world’s a perilous place.” regardless of her mother’s issues, Margie is extremely joyful whilst she learns her project is to Sternberg sanatorium in Manila, Philippines—the Pearl of the Orient. She falls in love with the wonderful thing about the island, and the carefree way of life of bridge video games, tennis dates, pool events, and dancing lower than twinkle-light stars with good-looking, younger medical professionals. although rumors of battle movement, she feels safe—the island is fortified, the airbases are abundant, and the Filipino troops are education intensely. basic MacArthur is upbeat whilst he publicizes that every little thing is splendid.
December eight, 1941, eastern bombers roar into the Philippines, turning every little thing of their route to smoldering piles of rubble. Racing to stick sooner than the enemy, the U.S. military evacuates to the jungles of Bataan the place Margie has a tendency to the wounded, in poor health, and demise infantrymen in open-air box hospitals. With the Nips at her heels, she is relocated to an underground tunnel-hospital at the fortified island of Corregidor. eventually captured by means of the japanese, she is interned in Santo Tomas, a prisoner-of-war camp.
For 3 years, Margie doubts her survival within the harsh atmosphere the place she faces escalating threat, hunger, and loss. Then, an plane appears to be like within the sky. An American plane! “We’re the following! We’re here!” she calls and waves. yet, cruelly, she unearths the liberation forces deliver with them a chance extra brutal than these of her evil oppressors.
A PLEDGE OF SILENCE is a old novel in keeping with the studies of the nurses who valiantly served within the Philippines in the course of international battle II and have become the 1st U.S. army ladies to be taken prisoners-of-war through a overseas enemy.
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A Pledge of Silence by Flora J. Solomon