Women Join the Armed Forces: The Transformation of Women's Military Work in World War II and After (1939-1947)

TitleWomen Join the Armed Forces: The Transformation of Women's Military Work in World War II and After (1939-1947)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsVining, Margaret
EditorHacker, Barton C., and Margaret Vining
Book TitleA Companion to Women's Military History
Pagination233–289
PublisherBrill
CityBoston; Leiden
Abstract

This chapter ,viii survey the forn1ation of military wo1nen's units in arn1ed forces in World \!Var II and review their recruitment, organization, training, military discipline, and clothing. Nursing corps and their interrelationships with the Red Cross are prominently included because they too reorganized for the war largely along the lines of new women inductees and they served in the uniform oft the armed forces. It will also draw attention to the rnilitarization of hundreds of thousands of women who were mobilized to produce war materiel and fill war-caused labor shortages. [Author]

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