Enduring what cannot be endured : memoir of a woman medical aide in the Philippines in World War II

Dowlen, Dorothy Dore, 1925-

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  • Creator by Dorothy Dore Dowlen ; edited by Theresa Kaminski
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001.
  • Physical Details
    • v, 197 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 0786408510, 9780786408511
  • OCLC ocm45202025


  • "As Pearl Harbor was being bombed on December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Army was invading the Philippines, and 16-year-old American-Filipino student Dorothy Dore's life became a nightmare." "As recounted in this moving memoir, Dorothy spent the war years on the run as a medical aide in the jungles of Mindanao, working for U.S. forces as a teenage second lieutenant - while protecting her father and mother until their deaths, relentlessly pursued by Japanese soldiers. She married a young American officer and within less than a year, in a horrifying moment of betrayal, saw him murdered before her eyes."--Jacket.


  • Includes index.


  • A Family Born of War -- A Call to Action -- Retreat Without Defeat -- The Infamy of Capitulation -- House Arrest -- Facing Life and Death -- Rescue at Midnight -- The Guerrillas, the Horse, and the Family -- The Trail to Murder and Death -- A Gift Worth Living For -- A Steamboat Ride to Manila
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