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Fighting on the Home Front : the legacy of women in World War One

Author: Kate Adie
Publisher: London : Hodder, 2014. 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1914 the world changed forever. When World War One broke out and a generation of men went off to fight, bestselling author Kate Adie shows how women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives. Now a visible force in public life, they began to take up essential roles - from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment, even politics. They had finally become citizens, a recognised part of the war  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Adie
ISBN: 9781444759693 1444759698
OCLC Number: 869787016
Notes: Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2013.
Description: 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: 1 The Home Front --
2 Drumbeats and Feathers --
3 Into the Line of Fire --
4 Make Yourself Useful --
5 A Woman Can Do That! --
6 Knitting Royally --
7 Skivvies and Students --
8 We need Volunteers --
You, You and You --
9 Bedpans and Scalpels --
10 Twelve Hours of Danger Per Day --
11 Ha'way the Lasses --
12 Lady Police and Loose Women --
13 Precious Letters --
14 Flying Column --
15 Shakespeare and Songs in the Mud --
16 We Pray We Might Be Heard ... --
17 Secret Tasks --
a Landship and a Hay Net --
18 Mowing, Hoeing and Singling --
19 Marching, Not Fighting --
20 V for Vote --
21 Victory --
What Now? --
22 We Remember.
Responsibility: Kate Adie.

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Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its  Read more...
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presents a well-researched history of how the role of women changed during the war. ... Adie charts this effectively. * Sunday Times * Kate Adie draws on her own experience as a war reporter to Read more...

 
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