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Millions like us : women's lives in war and peace 1939-1949

Author: Virginia Nicholson
Publisher: London : Viking, 2011.
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In the conditions of 'total war', millions of women - in the services and on the home front - demonstrated that they were cleverer, more broad-minded and altogether more complex than anyone had ever guessed. In this text, the author tells the story of the women's war, through a host of individual women's experiences.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Nicholson
ISBN: 9780670917785 0670917788
OCLC Number: 700145185
Description: xviii, 508 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: We're at war --
All our prayers --
Wreckage --
'Ready to win the war' --
'Your country welcomes your services' --
The girl that makes the thing-ummy Bob --
Sunny intervals --
Over there --
No real victory --
A brave new world --
Picking up the threads --
A bitter time --
There'll be bluebirds.
Other Titles: Women's lives in war and peace 1939-1949
Responsibility: Virginia Nicholson.

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We tend to see the Second World War as a man's war, featuring Spitfire crews and brave deeds on the Normandy beaches. But in conditions of 'Total War' millions of women demonstrated that they were  Read more...

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A deeply moving account of female courage both at home and overseas during the six brutal years of war...the joy of Virginia Nicholson's book is the way she has plaited scores of individual stories Read more...

 
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