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Women at the ready : the remarkable story of the Women's Voluntary Services on the Home Front

Author: Robert W Malcolmson; Patricia Malcolmson
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lively history of the Second World War on the Home Front told through the stories of the women serving in the Women's Voluntary Services.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Malcolmson; Patricia Malcolmson
ISBN: 9781408704103 1408704102 9781405516044 1405516046
OCLC Number: 826659222
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: A call to arms --
1. Evacuees 1939-40 --
2. Momentum builds 1939-40 --
3. 'A supreme battle for the world's freedom' 1940-1 --
4. Recovery 1940-1 --
5. Life's necessities 1941-4 --
6. Comforts, collections and conviviality 1941-4 --
7. Casualties: anticipated and actual 1941-3 --
8. Emergencies in 1944 --
9. Minds and emotions 1939-44 --
10. Endings: and carrying on: 1945 and beyond --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Robert and Patricia Malcolmson.

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A lively history of the Second World War on the Home Front told through the stories of the women serving in the Women's Voluntary Services.

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A detailed, vivid account of an inspirational force for good * Daily Mail * Their "heroic" work, suggest the authors in this fascinating study . . . [was] an advertisement for what voluntary action, Read more...

 
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