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Recommended to Mahlon by: Her narrative focuses on the hardships a woman faced when living with men in a war zone, she rarely mentions the horrors she must have seen. This is due to the fact that the book is a collection of her letters home, and she probably censored herself to spare her family the worry, which makes the few occasions when she does share the human cost of war with them all the more poignant.

Overall Wandry’s collection is a realistic portrait of the hardships faced by those heroic nurses. Jan 01, JenRaye rated it it was amazing Shelves: Glimpse into a part of WWII that is seldom seen. She was a nurse who served overseas during the war for 36 months going from Africa, through Sicily, Italy, France, Germany, Britain, back to Germany, and back to France before finally coming home in Oct of The life of a field nurse was nothing like what we see in MASH.

As a former history teacher, I’m very glad I found and read this book. May 05, John Horst rated it it was amazing. June Wandrey is one of those rare individuals that you might be lucky enough to meet in a lifetime. Unapologetic and politically incorrect, she wore her heart on her sleeve, likely since the time she could walk. Her collection of letters is the perfect insight into the horrors of war.

Bedpan commando the story of a combat nurse during World War II

As a fellow nurse, I could identify with her frustration, though I could not begin to appreciate the exhausting pace and privation she endured. I am so pleased that this was not commandk to death by some slick publis June Wandrey is one of those rare individuals that you might be lucky enough to meet in a lifetime.

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I am so pleased that this was not edited to death by some slick publisher. The daily grind, the sameness of her terrible existence, the constant exhaustion and fear and anxiety is perfectly captured in the often mundane detail. Though she did not dwell on such things, the humiliation and prejudice she suffered by being an intelligent, free-thinking, independent and beautiful woman was evident, and shame on those who did not appreciate her.

There is a love story here as well. The complete adoration she ebdpan by so many fellow soldiers and patients is evidence that June Wandrey was, as so many nurses in war, more fommando an able caregiver.

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She reminded those who touched her life the meaning of love in a place where such a concept is often forced into the furthest recesses of the mind. This has been one of the most entertaining and enlightening books I’ve read in a long time.

I wish I could have known her. Mar 10, Xon rated it really liked it Shelves: This collection bedpaj letters and diary entries is a refreshing read on WWII. Most WWII books available focus on battles, strategies, or the atrocities that took place.

However, June Wandrey’s book centers gedpan the everyday life of a nurse who lived near the front from Northern Africa all the way into Germany. Wandrey speaks mostly of her living conditions and quest for any sort of comfort from food, clothing, sleeping arrangements, or socializing.

It’s amazing to hear her struggle to meet basic need This collection of letters and diary entries is a refreshing read on WWII. It’s amazing to hear her struggle to meet basic needs and how little she complains.

Bedpan Commando: The Story of a Combat Nurse During World War II

Wandrey speaks little of the horrors she must’ve seen, but that’s what makes this book so great. Wandrey keeps the reader interested throughout the entire book without having to resort to any shock value.

Without talking about battles and politics, the reader gets to see a side of the war that is rare, emotional, and more human. Jul 19, Zoe rated it really liked it.

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I cry easily so I was worried that this would be too emotional of a story for me to enjoy, but she is one of the people featured in the WW11 documentary on the History channel so I was interested. Late in the book was the only time that she got detailed in personally dealing with some patients and it became emotional. It has interesting details about general life as a nurse and even some humor.

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It was a quick read, and I enjoyed it. Jan 29, Hey Nurse rated it really liked it.

If you are into World War II and happen to be a brdpan this book will bring you back to the roots of why you care for each person you come across. Against all odds this woman remains so courageous. I commend her daughter for putting this book together. I would hold my head high knowing what a strong influence my mother was. Apr 13, Kareby rated it really liked it Shelves: An eye opening look at the days and life of a combat nurse in WWII.

The unsung heros of the war. We had a family friend who proudly displayed her dress uniform from her time in Europe and how I wish she were still alive to tell the tale. Aug 29, Nancy rated it liked it. Interesting story about WWII nurse. Not enough depth or emotion. Tried to be flip and funny and sometimes seemed inappropriate. Mar 25, Adriene Weeding marked it as to-read. Apr 14, Heather rated it liked it.

The things they went through. Jun 11, Kim Blakemore rated it really liked it. Detailed and personal view of a bedpann nurse. Dec 30, Leslie rated it really liked it. Unimaginable the conditions in which the nurses worked in to serve there country.

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