Enduring What Cannot Be Endured: Memoir of a Woman Medical Aide in the Philippines in World War II

TitleEnduring What Cannot Be Endured: Memoir of a Woman Medical Aide in the Philippines in World War II
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsDowlen, Dorothy Dore, and Theresa Kaminski
Number of Pages197
PublisherMcFarland
CityJefferson, NC
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Dorothy Dore was born in the Philippines to a British father who served there in the Spanish American War, and to a Filipina mestiza mother. She was attending an exclusive private school when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. The Japanese Imperial Army made a swift invasion of the Philippines, and Dorothy's life became a nightmare. As she recounts in this memoir, Dorothy studied nursing so that she could support the United States Armed Forces Far East (USAFFE). She spent the war years on the run, working for the USAFFE when she could, but abandoning those duties when her family was in need. In this memoir, she recalls the sacrifices of her family, the brutal treatment of civilians by the Japanese, and the vainglorious actions of some of the USAFFE guerrilla leaders. 

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