Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War

TitleFemale Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsShipton, Elizabeth
Number of Pages256
PublisherHistory Press
CityStroud, U.K.

The First World War saw one of the biggest ever changes in the demographics of warfare, as thousands of women donned uniforms and took an active part in conflict for the first time in history. This volume looks at the military role of women worldwide during the Great War and reveals the extraordinary women who served on the frontline. Through their diaries, letters and memoirs, this volume profiles women who defied convention and followed their convictions to defend the less fortunate and fight for their country. The personal accounts of these women, who were members of organisations such as the US Army Signal Corps, the Canadian Army Medical Corps, the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, the Women's Royal Air Force, the Women's Royal Naval Service, the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, and many others, provide a valuable insight into what life was like for women in a male-dominated environment.

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