Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, our One Book One Community author, is back with This is Really War: The Incredible True Story of a Navy Nurse POW in the Occupied Philippines, the inspiring story of the ‘twelve anchors’ of Los Baños, including Chicago nurse Mary Frances Chapman and navy nurse Dorothy Still, who along with ten other nurses were taken prisoner of war by the Japanese military to an overcrowded, filthy, and violent civilian concentration camp in Manila. These valiant nurses reported daily to the camp’s makeshift hospital, and countryside camp where they would be the only medical care providers.
Presented on Zoom by Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, author of This is Really War: The Incredible True Story of a Navy Nurse POW in the Occupied Philippines.
Attending this virtual program fulfills the virtual program badge requirement in our Beanstack summer reading challenge. Be sure to stay to the end of the program for the secret word.