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Greatcoats and Glamour Boots : Canadian Women at War, 1939-1945, Revised Edition.

Author: Carolyn Gossage
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, 2001.
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Women in the military? To many, never was too soon. But by 1940, British women were out "doing their bit" for the war effort, and Canadians battled for that same right. Young Canadian women wanted to serve their country, "to free a man to fight," as the recruiting posters urged. By the war's end almost 50,000 of them were in the forces. Carolyn Gossage has compiled a fascinating collage of anecdotal and documentary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gossage, Carolyn.
Greatcoats and Glamour Boots : Canadian Women at War, 1939-1945, Revised Edition.
Toronto : Dundurn, ©2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Gossage
ISBN: 9781550029130 1550029134
OCLC Number: 700697632
Description: 1 online resource (298 pages)

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Women in the military? To many, never was too soon. But by 1940, British women were out "doing their bit" for the war effort, and Canadians battled for that same right. Young Canadian women wanted to serve their country, "to free a man to fight," as the recruiting posters urged. By the war's end almost 50,000 of them were in the forces. Carolyn Gossage has compiled a fascinating collage of anecdotal and documentary material. The colourful story of Canada's "forgotten women"--Those who volunteered for service during World War II in the RCAF Women's division, the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWA.

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