The Virago Book of Women and the Great War, 1914-18

TitleThe Virago Book of Women and the Great War, 1914-18
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsMarlow, Joyce
Number of Pages418

Published to coincide with the 80th anniversary of Armistice Day, and drawn from diaries, newspapers, letters and memoirs from across Europe and the United States, this is a varied collection of women's writing on the Great War. Starting with material from 1914, the author outlines the pre-war campaigns for suffrage and then the demand from women eager to be counted amongst those in action. Contemporary accounts and reports describe their experience on the field and reactions to women in new areas such as surgery, as well as on the home front. Familiar voices such as those of Vera Brittain, Millicent Fawcett, May Sinclair, Alexandra Kollontai, the Pankhurst family and Beatrice Webb are included with others which are less well-known.

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