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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Szmaglewska, Seweryna. Smoke Over Birkenau In (A trayectos ; 83. Supervivencias). New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1947.
Tanaka, Carolyn Hisako. Road Runner. Fresno, CA: Self published, 2001.
Thiessen, Edna Schroeder, and Angela Showalter. A Life Displaced: A Mennonite Woman's Flight from War-Torn Poland In Mennonite reflections ;; v. 3; Variation: Mennonite reflections ;; v. 3. Kitchener, Canada: Pandora Press, 2000.
Thompson, Dorothy Davis. The Road Back: A Pacific POW's Liberation Story. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 1996.
Thurston, Doris Joy. A WAC Looks Back: Recollections & Poems of WWII. Stuart, FL: Norvega Press, 1996.
Tillion, Germaine, and Jean Lacouture. La traversée du mal: entretien avec Jean Lacouture. Paris: Arléa, 2000.
Tillion, Germaine. Ravensbrück: An Eyewitness Account of a Women's Concentration Camp. Garden City, NY: Anchor, 1975.
Timofeeva-Egorova, A. A., and Kim Green. Red Sky, Black Death: A Soviet Woman Pilot's Memoir of the Eastern Front. Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 2009.
Torrès, Tereska. Une Française Libre: Journal, 1939-1945. Paris: Phébus, 2007.
Townsend, Eileen, and Colin Townsend. War Wives: A Second World War Anthology. London: Grafton Books, 1989.
Tyrer, Nicola. Sisters in Arms: British Army Nurses Tell Their Story. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,, 2008.
Upīte, Rūta. Dear God, I Wanted to Live. New York: Grāmatu Draugs, 1978.
Upperton, Winifred. A WAAF Remembers: Service at Home, in Algiers and Cairo. Northbridge, W.A.: Access Press, 1990.
Vagliano-Eloy, Sonia. Les Demoiselles de Gaulle, 1943-1945. Paris: Plon, 1982.
Vancouver Island University. Canadian Letters and Images Project.
Vassiltchikov, Marie. Berlin Diaries 1940-1945. New York: Random House, 1988.
Vaughan, Elizabeth, and Carol Morris Petillo. The Ordeal of Elizabeth Vaughan: A Wartime Diary of the Philippines. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1985.
von Krockow, Christian. Hour of the Women: A Young Mother's Fight to Survive at the Close of World War II. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991.
Wagner, Lilya. Women War Correspondents of World War II. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.
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Ward, Sue. One Gal's Army. Prince George, B.C.: Caitlin Press, 1996.
Warnecke, Grace Kennan. Daughter of the Cold War In Pitt series in Russian and East European studies. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018.
Watson, Georgia B. World War II in a Khaki Skirt. Moore Haven, FL: Rainbow Books, 1985.
Weigand, Cindy. Texas Women in World War II. Lanham, MD: Distributed by National Book Network, 2003.
Weise, Selene H. C. The Good Soldier: A Story of a Southwest Pacific Signal Corps WAC. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1999.
Williams, Sophia Orlovsky. Escape into Danger: The True Story of a Kievan Girl in World War II. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.
Wilson, Page. Carnage and Courage: A Memoir of FDR, the Kennedys, and World War II. New York: Yucca Publishing, 2015.
Witherington-Cornioley, Pearl, and Kathryn J. Atwood. Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent In Women of action; Variation: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.). Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2013.
Wright, Myrna. Attention Private Wright. United States: s.n., 2005.
Wright, Mary Herring. Far from Home: Memories of World War II and Afterward. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2005.
Żywulska, Krystyna. I Came Back. New York: Roy Publishers, 1951.

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