To Quiet the Fears of Others: The Story of a World War II Army Nurse by Linda Dudik

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Lillian Krell Swerdlow cared for America’s wounded soldiers during World War II as a member of the Army Nurse Corps. Her heritage and training had prepared her for that service.

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Lillian Krell Swerdlow cared for America’s wounded soldiers during World War II as a member of the Army Nurse Corps. Her heritage and training had prepared her for that service. Recruited by the legendary Jimmy Doolittle, Lillian was only nineteen when she joined the military. She landed in Great Britain on June 6, 1944, the day of the Allied invasion at Normandy. In the months that followed, Lillian recalls that there was “no let up” in the casualties that arrived. At first, she thought those from D-Day would be “the worst I ever saw.” Unfortunately, that did not prove to be the case. The “worst” began to show up in mid-December with the Battle of the Bulge. In spite of all she went though in her fifteen months overseas, Lillian believes her military service was “a remarkable experience.” At age ninety, she now shares it with readers of her story.