Women's Autobiographies on the Age of the Second World War

This bibliography focuses on women's autobiographies, diaries and memoirs (as well as a few letter connections). These authors participated in and/or lived through various, Western armed conflict and wrote about their experiences in English, French, German or Russian.

The most important wars for this period include:

  • Chinese Civil War (1927–50)
  • Spanish Civil War (1936–39)
  • Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–45)
  • Second World War (1939–45)

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Redmond, Juanita. I Served on Bataan. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott, 1943.
Reitsch, Hanna. Fliegen, mein Leben. Stuttgart, Germany: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1951.
Riefenstahl, Leni. Memoiren. Cologne, Germany: Evergreen, 2000.
Robinson, Vee. On Target. Wakefield, United Kingdom: Verity, 1991.
Robinson, Gerda Hartwich. The Inner War: My Journey from Pain to Peace. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2016.
Roosevelt, Eleanor. My Day In The Eleanor Roosevelt Paper Project, Edited by Chris Brick, Mary Jo Binker and Christy E. Regenhardt. Washington, DC, 2000.
Roosevelt, Eleanor. The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt. New York, United States: Harper Collins, 2014.
Rosado, Carmen García. Las Wacs: Participación de la Mujer Boricua en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Puerto Rico: s.n., 2007.
Rose, Darlene Deibler. Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.
Rosenfeld, Klara. From Lwów to Parma: A Young Woman's Escape from Nazi-Occupied Poland In The library of Holocaust testimonies; Variation: Library of Holocaust testimonies. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2005.
Rosenthal, Rose. Not All Soldiers Wore Pants: A Witty World War II WAC Tells All. Rochelle Park, NJ: Ryzell Books, 1993.
Rudomin, Franciszek. Z "Drucikami" od Oki do Warszawy. Warsaw: Wydaw. Min. Obrony Narodowej, 1977.
Ruggieri, Mary A. From Japan with Love: 1946-1948. San Rafael, CA: Portsmouth Publishing, 2007.
Russell, Maud, and Emily Russell. A Constant Heart: The War Diaries of Maud Russell, 1938-1945. Wimborne Minster, Dorset, UK: The Dovecote Press, 2017.
Rzhevskai͡a, Elena. Memoirs of a Wartime Interpreter: From the Battle for Moscow to Hitler's Bunker. Barnsley, S. Yorkshire: Greenhill Books, 2018.
Sanejko-Kwaśnicka, Bronisława. Zapomniane Dziewczęta. Lublin: Oddz. Lubelski Stowarzyszenia "Wspólnota Polska", 1995.
Sarfatti, Margherita. My Fault: Mussolini As I Knew Him. New York: Enigma Books, 2014.
Sarnecky, Mary. A History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.
Sato, Kazuko, and Amy Clements Blackburn. Memories I Choose to Keep: A Memoir. [Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified], 2009.
Scamaroni, Marie-Claire. Indomptable et Rebelle : Histoire d'une Vie de 1913 à nos Jours. Paris: Ed. Tirésias, 2004.
Schaffer, Cyndee. Mollie's War: The Letters of a World War II WAC in Europe, Edited by Jennifer G. Mathers. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2010.
Schmidt, Ilse. Die Mitläuferin: Erinnerungen einer Wehrmachtsangehörigen. Berlin: Aufbau, 1999.
Schorer, Avis D. A Half Acre of Hell: A Combat Nurse in WW II. Lakeville, MN: Galde Press, 2000.
See, Phui Yee. My Long March: Eleven Women's Quest for Freedom. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2007.
Settle, Mary Lee. All the Brave Promises: Memories of Aircraft Woman 2nd Class 2146391. London: Heinemann, 1966.
Wartime Women: A Mass-Observation Anthology of Women's Writing, 1937-1945, Edited by Dorothy Sheridan. London: Heinemann, 1990.
Śladewska, Monika. Z Kresów Wschodnich na Zachód. Wrocław: Wydawn. Atla 2, 2001.
Slezkine, Yuri, and Sheila Fitzpatrick. In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.
Smirnova-Medvedeva, Zoya Matveyevna. On the Road to Stalingrad: Memoirs of a Woman Machine Gunner. Nepean, ON: New Military Publishing, 1997.
Smith, Marian Elizabeth, and Eugene T. Petersen. A Chance for Love: The World War II Letters of Marian Elizabeth Smith and Lt. Eugene T. Petersen, USMCR. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1998.
Smith, Eileen. Why Did We Join?: A Former WAAF Remembers Service Life in World War II. Bognor Regis, United Kingdom: Woodfield, 2003.
Son, Adrienne van. Looking for Shangri-La: An Autobiography. Wellington: A. van Son, 2005.
Southall, Humphrey. A Vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth, UK, Department of Geography.
Spratley, Dolores R. Women Go to War: Answering the First Call in World War II. Columbus, OH: Hazelnut Publishing Co., 1992.
Starosolska, Juliana. Woman in Exile: My Life in Kazakhstan. 2nd ed. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, Inc., 2011.
Staude, Lorna Staub. Memoirs of an AWAS Driver. Naracoorte, Australia: Naracoorte Herald, 1989.
Stein, Gertrude. Wars I Have Seen. London: B. T. Batsford Ltd. , 1945.
Streeter, Ruth, and John T. Mason. Reminiscences of Ruth Cheney Streeter, Colonel-USMCR (Ret.). Morristown, N.J.: Archival Material transcript, Columbia University Library, 1979.
Streeter, Ruth. Tales of an Ancient Marine. Morristown, NJ: s.n., 1974.

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