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Women at War in World War II

The Women of World War II at Home, at Work, on the Front Line

By (author) Brenda Ralph-Lewis
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 7th Sep 2017
Dimensions: w 205mm h 268mm d 20mm
Weight: 1200g
ISBN-10: 1782745475
ISBN-13: 9781782745471
Barcode No: 9781782745471
Synopsis
When the men went off to the front in World War II, a huge vacuum was left behind in the family, in the workplace, and in society at large. Women soon stepped into the breach - in the factories, on the farms, in transport and public services, as well as in auxiliary military services, intelligence and espionage. Women endured the hardships of separation and rationing, as well as aerial bombardment, arrest, interrogation and perhaps imprisonment in a labour camp. Socially, women gained new skills and acquired a new sense of freedom, independence and equality, which they would take with them into the post-war world. From a German pin-up to American photographers, from Japanese women's police to all women British orchestras, from Soviet women typists in the field to German pilots, from prisoners of war to secret agents, Women at War in World War II is a testament to these courageous and capable women and their experience, in both Allied and Axis countries. Included are first-person accounts, from the London air-raid warden to nurses caught in the raids on Pearl Harbor to flight technicians in Toronto. Authoritatively written and including 300 colour and black-&-white photographs as well as evocative artworks from the period, Women at War in World War II is a poignant tribute to the courage and bravery of those who served, and explores how their experiences forever changed the lives of women who followed.

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