Angels in our Midst: WWII American Nurses in the Normandy Invasion and European Theater

A documentary film that gives voice to the memories of American nurses of the D-Day invasion and beyond. What it took for these women to enlist in the Army, what they lived, and how they were changed by the experience are some of the questions explored in the film. These women--thoughtful, funny, courageous, moving--put a human face on war and offer a point of view not always captured in films about that time. I have interviewed women across the U.S. who were nurses during WWII. In my interviews, I have come face to face, in the words of Tom Brokaw, with "the greatest generation." I am convinced that these women's stories should not be lost, that we must capture them while there is still time and, most important, that we must keep their memories alive. These 'angels' give us a glimpse of the reality they confronted in WWII; the heart-wrenching experiences they faced and how they dealt with them. Their stories are a testament to their compassion, pluck and resolve, qualities that, in good times and bad, renew our faith in mankind. In today's world, when our daughters (and sons), our sisters, our women friends, are going forward in an uncertain world--when Wonder Woman recently captured our imagination--it is heartening to listen to these women tell it like it was, with humor and candor. ANGELS IN OUR MIDST may encourage us to don our capes and go forth, inspired by these gutsy and plainspoken women.

Running Time
56 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Robin Massee
Country
France, USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Angels in our Midst: WWII American Nurses in the Normandy Invasion and European Theater» (22)

Jeffrey avatar
Jeffrey

Robin Massee is a director I've never paid close attention to before, but after watching this movie, my eyes are now open. I was quite impressed with how serious this man took on the challenge.

Christina H. avatar
Christina H.

Love this movie. The main character is such an awesome character.

Alice Watson avatar
Alice Watson

I ENJOYED THIS MOVIE INCREDIBLY.

Justin Barnes avatar
Justin Barnes

this movie made me feel like hmmm.

Patricia H. avatar
Patricia H.

Robin Massee at his best! I would certainly recommend this film to anyone and it boasts an excellent soundtrack. Go see the film and go buy the soundtrack. They are too good to be missed.

Angela avatar
Angela

One of my top 5 movies of all time. Loved it.

Steven M. avatar
Steven M.

Holy smokes! Suffice to say this movie is amazing! One of the best of the year

Michelle Walsh avatar
Michelle Walsh

Nice Documentary theme. Bit of corny dialogue though.