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Vivian Bullwinkel: Survivor Of War

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Example story from a woman who survived the war Vivian Bullwinkel was a survivor from World War 2, she survived the Banka Island massacre that was in 1942. Vivian Bullwinkel was trained to be a nurse and was also a midwife at Broken Hill, in New South Wales. She enlisted with the RAAF but was rejected because she had flat feet, and ended up volunteering as a nurse and joined the Australian Army Nursing Service working with the Australian General Hospital (“AGH”)). Vivian sailed to Singapore and when Japanese troops invaded Malaya on December 1941, the AGH were forced to evacuate back to Singapore, and on February, the 12th Vivian and 65 of the other nurses boarded the SS Vyner Brooke to escape. The ship was sunk two days later by a Japanese
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