Vivian bullwinkel: Sole survivor of the 1942 massacre of australian nurses

Elizabeth M. Norman, Dorothy Angell

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Abstract

This article describes the series of tragedies 65 Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) women suffered during the fall of Singapore in February 1942, until their rescue from a prisoner-of-war camp in September 1945. The story unfolds through the experiences of one nurse, Sister Vivian Bullwinkel, who was the sole survivor of the massacre of a number of these women on Bangka Island; the article examines her immediate and enduring reaction to this incident.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-353
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Australian war nurses
  • History of nursing
  • Massacre of nurses
  • Military nurses
  • Vivian Bullwinkel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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