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The Nurses

Not only were captured nurses subject to the same discipline and deprivations as the men, they were also vulnerable as women. There were numerous cases of nurses being raped, abused, and in some cases, killed afterwards.

See Chapter 7 in Nurses at War by Penny Starns

Published by Sutton Publishing, Stroud.   2000   ISBN 0 7509 2387 3

There were other atrocities such as the massacre of 21 Australian Army nurses in March 1942 on the beach at Muntok, Banka Island, and the massacre of hospital staff and patients at the Alexandra Military Hospital just before the Fall of Singapore in February 1942.