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Book:Army girls : the secrets and stories of military service from the final few women who fought in World War II / Tessa Dunlop.:2021 Book Army girls : the secrets and stories of military service from the final few women who fought in World War II / Tessa Dunlop.
Army girls : the secrets and stories of military service from the final few women who fought in World War II / Tessa Dunlop.
Author: Dunlop, Tessa,
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Book
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781472282088 (hbk.) :
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extent: xxii, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (b
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They were female soldiers in a war Britain wanted to fight without conscripting women. It was a vain hope, by December 1941 for the first time in British history women were called up and a generation of girls came of age in khaki, serving king and country. Barbara trained to drive army-style in giant trucks and Grace swapped her servant's pinafore for battledress and a steel hat, Martha turned down officer status for action on a gun-site and Olivia won the Croix de Guerre in France. Commemorating the 80th anniversary of conscription for women, this book captures remarkable stories from the last surviving veterans who served in Britain's female army and brings to life a pivotal moment in British history. Precious memories and letters are entwined in a rich narrative that travels back in time and sheds new light on being young, female and at war.

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