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- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1944 Military Service Photo of African American Nurses in England. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic photo and its significance.
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This group of 24 pioneering African American nurses arrived in the European theater of World War II in 1944 to provide aid and care to wounded soldiers as the war neared its conclusion in 1945. World War II remains the deadliest conflict in human history and has been studied for decades as it represented significant advances in aviation and military technology as well as diplomatic ties that shaped geopolitical boundaries and international relations to this day. Among this group was Mary L. Petty, a nurse from Seattle, Washington, who reached the rank of Captain in the US Army Nurse Corps, the first African American woman to do so.
On June 6, 1944, the D-Day invasion of Normandy occurred, which brought together land, air, and sea forces in the most significant invasion force in history. This event marked a seismic turn in the conflict and remains one of the most iconic events of World War II. The US Army Nurse Corps became an essential part of the war effort and implemented modern techniques in medical care, psychology, and psychiatry to help troops that had endured some of the worst battles of the war.
This vintage photograph transports the viewer back in time. It creates a bond between the past and present that illustrates the importance of every member of the war effort and the collective sacrifice the allies took to defeat the axis powers. This is a unique piece of African American women's history that pays tribute to their contributions during the war.