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Irma Boulet Darphin Interview (2008)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: England, France

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-05-15

Duration: 00:38:53

Subjects: Prisoner of war | World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Army | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy | Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 | Military nursing | NURSES | D-DAY | Darphin, Irma Boulet


  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Interviewer
  • Darphin, Irma Boulet Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on May 15, 2008, with Irma Boulet Darphin, an Army Nurse with the 127th General Hospital during World War II. She discusses: joining the Army; her voyage to England on the USS Mauritania; waiting for the D-Day invasion; crossing the English Channel to France; treating patients in France, including soldiers from the Battle of the Bulge and American Prisoners of War; her positive interactions with German Prisoners of War; a typical day during the war; visiting with her brother in France; and her return home. She also shares her photographs from World War II.