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Women who served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War I at Base Hospital 65 in Brest, France share their stories. 90 of the 100 nurses stationed at the hospital were from North Carolina. Over the course of 14 months, the nurses treated nearly 40,000 soldiers. The history of the nurses of Base Hospital 65 is detailed.
More than 20,000 black North Carolinians were called to fight for “democracy” in World War I while being denied equal rights back home. The soldiers faced discrimination at home and in the military. Stories of their service and how they were treated within the Army, by the British soldiers, and by the French soldiers are told.