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Women at the Ready: The Remarkable Story of the Women's Voluntary Services on the Home Front By Robert Malcolmson

Women at the Ready: The Remarkable Story of the Women's Voluntary Services on the Home Front
by Robert Malcolmson

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Women at the Ready: The Remarkable Story of the Women's Voluntary Services on the Home Front Summary


From the summer of 1938, British women from all walks of life joined the Women's Voluntary Services (WVS). This disparate band of women came together for the common good - to help serve and protect their communities. By 1941 a million women had enrolled. These brave and dutiful women played a vital role in Britain's victory. The positive impact of the WVS on wartime society was universally acknowledged. They were instrumental in implementing the large-scale evacuation of children from bomb-targeted cities, in the care of the wounded, and in keeping those in war service fed. Lady Reading, founder and fearless leader, was one of the most influential women in twentieth-century Britain. The story of the WVS has never been fully told before. Social historians Patricia and Robert Malcolmson bring this vital part of the Second World War to life in a vivid and engaging way through the diaries and records of the women serving their country on the Home Front. Women at the Ready promises to be a magnificent saga of sacrifice and determination.

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GOR005345101
Title
Women at the Ready: The Remarkable Story of the Women's Voluntary Services on the Home Front
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
Number of pages
384
ISBN 10
1408704102
ISBN 13
9781408704103
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