Col. Jessup (Susan Sarandon), an American military nurse, presents a case for a bronze medal with Valor to a military hearing. She tells her story of being taken prisoner in the Phillipines by the Japanese during WWII. Having survived a death march from Bataan Col. Jessup is put into a POW camp run by the enemy. She and her fellow prisoners struggle for survival, working 14 hour days with limited food and no medical supplies. After almost three years the prisoners are liberated by American forces. Written by
In the Phillipines, 1942, a group of American Army nurses survived the horrors of war. The real battle was the terror and abuse of enemy captivity. This is a story of their courage and triumph.
Did You Know?
Just before the TV movie aired, a group of women who were actually held prisoner by the Japanese during World War II claimed the movie was unrealistic and did not portray what they endured. See more
There'll Always Be An England
Written by Ross Parker
and Hugh Charles
Performed by Vera Lynn
Courtesy of RCA Records See more