The Anzio Ordeal

damageanzio95th.jpg
anzio_ordealcomic43.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

The Anzio Ordeal

Subject

Comic page of "The Anzio Ordeal" and photograph of damage to 95th Evacuation Hospital from enemy fire

Description

These images show the bombing and enemy shelling of the 95th Evacuation Hospital in Anzio, Italy, on February 7, 1944. One is of the damage done to the hospital by the bomb, which killed 28 people, including 22 hospital staff. 

The colorful image is of a page from the TrueComics issue number 43, from 1945, entitled, "Anzio Ordeal." This comic was published by "The Parents' Institute," and was meant to be educational. It shows an American nurse, Leiutenant Helen Talboy, as she rushes to get patients into the 95th Evacuation Hospital and care for them amidst the chaos of the bombing and its aftermath. The hospital itself was actually constructed under enemy fire.  

These images, collectively, are another example of the harrowing conditions nurses serving the military in World War II faced. These women had to make split second decisions, and put the care of patients above all else.

Creator

Unknown Photographer, TrueComics, and "The Parents' Institute"

Source

World War 2 United States Medical Research Centre: "95th Evacuation Hospital, Unit History:" https://www.med-dept.com/unit-histories/95th-evacuation-hospital/

Publisher

World War 2 United States Medical Research Centre  and TrueComics and "The Parents' Institute"

Date

Accessed April 27, 2020

Format

Photograph (jpg), digital copy of comic book page (jpg),

Language

English

Type

Still Images

Identifier

The Anzio Ordeal and the bombing of the 95th General Hospital in Anzio, Italy, 1944

Coverage

US Military Hospitals of WWII, Overseas Nurses of WWII

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

black and white photograph and color page from comic book with text

Collection

Citation

Unknown Photographer, TrueComics, and "The Parents' Institute", “The Anzio Ordeal,” US Nurses in World War II, accessed January 23, 2022, https://usnursesww2.omeka.net/items/show/60.