By Gerhard L. Weinberg
Commonly hailed as a masterpiece, this is often the 1st heritage of worldwide conflict II to supply a very international account of the struggle that encompassed six continents. beginning with the alterations that restructured Europe and her colonies following the 1st global struggle, Gerhard Weinberg sheds new gentle on each element of worldwide battle II. activities of the Axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals are coated in each theater of the warfare. extra importantly, the worldwide nature of the struggle is tested, with new insights into how occasions in a single nook of the area helped have an effect on occasions in different far-off elements. In a brand new variation, with a brand new preface, an international at hands continues to be a vintage of worldwide historical past.
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Its eighty-three residents were sent temporarily to another island, Nikolski, but that too was scheduled for evacuation. ALASKAN WOMEN As at Attu, it was the community teacher, Indian Service employee Pauline Whitfield, who assumed leadership. ” As other islands were evacuated, Margaret Quinn, head nurse for the Indian Service, similarly pressured Aleutian authorities. With only a three-day supply of food and in an area “subject to air raids,” she was adamant: Due to four hundred natives arriving here from Atka and Pribilofs a difﬁcult situation arises … Request you advise immediate steps being taken to remove all natives [from] this area or to adequately take care of them.
ARTISTS “It’s Rugged for War Nurses, Too,” New York Times Magazine, December 3, 1944. Kielar, Eugenia M. Thank You, Uncle Sam: Letters of a World War II Army Nurse from North Africa and Italy. Byrn Mawr, PA: Dorrance & Company, 1987. Kirk, Norman T. “Girls in the Foxholes,” American Magazine, May, 1944. Klug, Bernadine C. Twenty-Five Years of Experiences in the Army Nurse Corps, 1943–-1968. New York: Vantage, 2002.
S. Government Printing Office, 1943. S. War Department. Personal Affairs of Military Personnel and Aid for Their Dependents. S. Government Printing Office, 1942. —— Monthly Allowance for the Dependents of Soldiers. S. Government Printing Office, 1942. 20 AMERICAN NURSES’ ASSOCIATION (ANA) The American Nurses’ Association existed before and after the war, but its role during World War II merits special consideration. It began in 1896, one of several women’s organizations that grew out of networking at the World Congress of Representative Women, held in Chicago in 1892–93 as part of the 400th anniversary of the Columbus expedition to the New World.
A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II (2nd Edition) by Gerhard L. Weinberg