Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One

TitleFighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAdie, Kate
Number of Pages328
PublisherHodder & Stoughton

In 1914 the world changed forever. The author shows how women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives when World War One broke out and a generation of men went off to fight. Now a visible force in public life, women began to take up essential roles - from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment, even politics. They had finally become citizens, a recognized part of the war machine, acquiring their own rights and often an independent income. The author, a former BBC Chief News Correspondent, charts the seismic move towards equal rights with men that began a century ago and, through unique first-hand research, shows just how momentous the achievements of those pioneering women were.

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