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The girls who went to war : heroism, heartache and happiness in the wartime women's forces / Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi.

The girls who went to war : heroism, heartache and happiness in the wartime women's forces / Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi.
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ISBN 9781510030534 (pbk.) :
Author Barrett, Duncan author.
Title The girls who went to war : heroism, heartache and happiness in the wartime women's forces / Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi.
Edition Large print edition.
Publisher/Date Rearsby, Leicester WF Howes Ltd, 2016.
©2015
Pagination etc. 426 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Contents note Standard print edition originally published: London: Harper Element, 2015.
Summary Note The personal accounts of three young women who joined up in 1940. In the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone against Germany. The British Army stood at just over one and a half million men, while the Germans had three times that many, and a population almost twice the size of ours from which to draw new waves of soldiers. Clearly, in the fight against Hitler, manpower alone wasn't going to be enough. Eighteen-year-old Jessie Ward defied her mother to join the ATS, Margery Pott signed up for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, and nanny Kathleen Skin the WRNS.
Subject - Name Pott, Margery
Skin, Kathleen
Ward, Jessie
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
Large print books
Large type books
Added Author Calvi, Nuala author.
Shelf Location LP 940.54 BARR
Catalogue Information 749380 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 749380 Top of page .