Arago: Exhibits

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Military Medics

Medical support on the battlefield was essential to successful military operations as medics provide emergency treatment to the wounded and evacuate the injured to safer locations. Many women have supported the military during times of war as medics and nurses.

The women who worked as medics during World War II were stationed across Europe, North Africa and the Pacific and supported all branches of the armed services. They endured great hardships, made sacrifices and withstood enemy fire in order to provide needed care and comfort to injured soldiers.