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Corsets to camouflage : women and war

Author: Kate Adie; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the image of uniformed women, both in conflict and in civilian roles throughout the 20th century. Kate Adie looks at how far women have come in a century which, for them, began restricted in corsets and has ended on the battlefield in camouflage.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Adie; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0340820594 9780340820599
OCLC Number: 52485696
Notes: Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, London.
Description: ix, 246 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Maids in Armour --
2. Dashingly to War --
3. Sarajevo: A Bullet through the Corset --
4. We Think You Ought to Go --
5. Your Country Needs You --
6. A Foreign Call to Arms --
7. Way Behind the Front Line at Home --
8. Mud and Blood --
9. A Square Meal But a Yellow Face --
10. Flu and Flappers --
11. To the Barricades --
12. On Target --
Fire --
13. Up in the Air and All at Sea --
14. Kettle at the Ready --
15. Watch that Fire and Knit for Victory --
16. Turnips, Bullets and Angels --
17. Unsung Stories --
18. We Did it --
Now What? --
19. Wimmin and War --
20. The Right to Fight.
Responsibility: Kate Adie.

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A study of the image of uniformed women, both in conflict and in civilian roles throughout the 20th century. Kate Adie looks at how far women have come in a century which, for them, began restricted in corsets and has ended on the battlefield in camouflage.

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