When the winds of war blew for a second time the women of Britain answered the call. Many of the first to volunteer had served in World War I, and now they offered their services again, bringing their daughters with them. During World War II, women proved themselves indispensable to the war effort, serving in both military uniformed units abroad and in home front organizations through the darkest hours of the Blitz. Illustrated with contemporary black and white and some rare color photographs, documents and ephemera, this poignant and moving book tells the stories of these women in their own words.
About the Author
Neil Storey is a social and military historian specializing in the impact of war on society. He has written over 25 books, countless articles and has given lectures across the UK, including at the Imperial War Museum. He has acted as a consultant on a number of television documentaries and dramas.
Molly Housego is a costume and textile historian and lecturer specializing in the role and experience of British women in both World Wars.
Table of Contents
Introduction: the Home Front /War Workers /On the Land /In Uniform /Demob and Legacies /Further Reading /Places to Visit /Index