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Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan Paperback – May 3, 2011
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Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan is a wonderful story about a young woman's courage and determination during World War II. Despite being a POW for 3 years she perseveres through it all and even wants to return after recuperating so that she can help more people. Very few people would even want to do something like that after the trauma of being a POW. Marcia was a very courageous woman.
The story is mainly told through letters sent home by Marcia and letters that were written by others. The author does add some more information into the story, as well as archived photos, but the main focus of the story is on the letters. The letters are very descriptive to a point as many letters during war time are censored to protect the soldiers. You will get drawn into the story and can almost feel what the people were going through. It was a very interesting story and I believe that others will enjoy it as well.
The author, a niece of Marcia Gates, fills in this biography with letters that express the feelings and tell the stories of both the nurse and her family, especially her mother, who was tenacious to get news of her daughter. This is a history book also, following the war in the Pacific until the U.S. Forces rescued the prisoners. As these letters are being discovered after the death of so many WWII veterans, I hope more of their first-person stories will be told.
Diane Burke Fessler, author of NO TIME FOR FEAR, VOICES OF AMERICAN MILITARY NURSES IN WORLD WAR II
It is an amazing and well told true story about an independent, strong woman, faithfully performing her duties as a nurse under incredibly difficult, stressful conditions.
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The book deals too much with the people who knew Marcia, and their problems.
With Marcia, it's different they can only deal with some letters she wrote while a
prisoner... Read more
Such a good read. It is not difficult to believe in the strength of the nurses from WWII. But it is difficult to believe that the story was not told in the same voice as most of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cathy
This book added to my education on WWII. I did not know that military nurses had been stationed in the Philippines, let alone were captured and held. Read morePublished 12 months ago by LKF
Doesn't hold together as a memoir or novel. It is a stream of anecdotes derived from few sources with no revelation of the characters. A nice momento for the familyPublished 12 months ago by Boomer66
This book was various letters from government agencies and news Corp for a more in-depth and detailed account of the nurses in the Philippines buy We BAnd Of Angels.. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
The author has paid a well-earned tribute to her aunt who served above-and-beyond as an Army nurse during World War II. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Arlene Eisenbise
It wasn't so much about Marcia Gates' experiences in the war as it was about what her mother and family went through always wondering where she was. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Carol Rathjen