Unsung Heroines: The Women Who Won the War

TitleUnsung Heroines: The Women Who Won the War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsLynn, Vera
Number of Pages184
PublisherSidgwick & Jackson

Women of all ages, abilities and social backgrounds played a vital role in the winning of the Second World War. In this book, the author amasses the experiences and memories of Women's Royal Naval Service (WRENS), Women's Royal Army Corps (WRACS), and Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) officers, ambulance drivers, nurses, land-girls, radio operators and code-breakers, spies and resistance workers, from the mundane to the dramatic and sometimes painful. She also recollects the courage and stoicism of those who just got on with family life, creating an amalgam of revealing female experience during the war and their often overlooked contribution to its outcome.

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