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Women in the First World War Neil R. Storey

Women in the First World War By Neil R. Storey

Women in the First World War by Neil R. Storey


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Summary

As millions of young men marched off to war, they left behind mothers, wives and sisters who were determined to contribute to the British cause. They were first enrolled as nurses to treat wounded soldiers. Later in the war they were accepted into the armed services. This book looks at the realities and myths of the women's role in the war effort.

Women in the First World War Summary

Women in the First World War by Neil R. Storey

As millions of young men marched off to war, they left behind mothers, wives, sisters, and sweethearts who were determined to contribute to the British cause. Women enrolled as nurses to treat wounded soldiers, and over 700,000 became workers in factories making munitions. Women also took on hundreds of jobs formerly done by men, such as bus conductors and billposters. Later in the war women were accepted into the armed services, serving behind the lines as auxiliaries. This book looks at the realities and the myths of the role of women in the war effort. Illustrated with archive photographs, this is an ideal introduction for anyone wanting to know more about the vital role played by women in the First World War.

About Neil R. Storey

Neil Storey is a graduate of the University of East Anglia. He has written numerous books covering a variety of social and military history topics. He has his own extensive archive, has worked on a number of television documentaries as historical consultant and regularly gives presentations and lectures for both academic and social audiences, at venues including the Imperial War Museum (Duxford). Neil also devised and writes the 'Ancestors at Work' articles published in the monthly Family Tree Magazine. Molly Housego has amassed her own archive of photographs and documents reflecting the changing role, costume and depiction of women from Early Modern Britain to the early Twentieth Century. She has made a specialised study of the role of women in the First and Second World Wars and lectures at the Imperial War Museum 'First World War Uncovered' events.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Nursing Services /Munitionettes and Women War Workers /On the Land /In Uniform /Demob and Legacies /Further Reading /Index

Additional information

GOR003991763
9780747807520
0747807523
Women in the First World War by Neil R. Storey
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20100322
64
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