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The girls who went to war : heroism, heartache and happiness in the wartime women's forces
The girls who went to war : heroism, heartache and happiness in the wartime women's forces
Barrett, Duncan2015
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The personal accounts of three young women who joined up in 1940. In the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone against Germany. The British Army stood at just over one and a half million men, while the Germans had three times that many, and a population almost twice the size of ours from which to draw new waves of soldiers. Clearly, in the fight against Hitler, manpower alone wasn't going to be enough. Eighteen-year-old Jessie Ward defied her mother to join the ATS, Margery Pott signed up for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, and nanny Kathleen Skin the WRNS.
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Imprint:
London : Harper Element, 2015.London : Harper Element, 2015.
Collation:
xii, 339 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN:
9780007501229 (pbk)
Dewey class:
940.548141940.548141 BAR940.5481940.548141BAR940.5481 BAR
Local class:
940.548141 BAR940.548141
Language:
English
Related title:
The girls who went to war [electronic resource]
BRN:
1733996
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