"Nurses in the Army" from THE BIG PICTURE for International Nurses Day:
Americans are well aware of the great and heroic achievements of United States Army nurses. In World War II and during the Korean War, the Army nurse went through great hardship in performance of her duty — the same dangers endured by the troops which she accompanied into combat. But relatively little has been reported of the Army nurse in peacetime. Yet, she still serves — not only in the States — but all over the world. THE BIG PICTURE gives television audiences some impression of the work of an Army nurse overseas. Not only her work will be shown, but how she spends her leisure time and sometimes what she thinks and feels.
International Nurses Day is observed on May 12 in honor of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale’s birthday (5/12/1820 - 8/13/1910).