Female Tommies : The Frontline Women of the First World War
By: Shipton, Elisabeth.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : The History Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (449 p.).ISBN: 9780750957489.Subject(s): HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union | HISTORY / Military / World War II | Women in war -- Soviet Union -- History | Women soldiers -- Soviet Union -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female | World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet UnionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Female Tommies : The Frontline Women of the First World WarDDC classification: 940.54 | 940.54/1247082 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Women and their Place in War; 2 1914: The Western Front; 3 Women Working in the Trenches; 4 Women Doctors and the Military; 5 Wartime Resistance and Espionage; 6 Flora Sandes; 7 Russia; 8 British Women's Services, from 1917; 9 Women in the American Military; 10 The Foundations for Women in Wartime; Bibliography; Plate Section; Copyright
This book tells the story of women in the First World War at the front line, under fire, and in combat. Through their diaries, letters and memoirs, meet the women who defied convention and followed their convictions to defend the less fortunate and fight for their country. Follow British Flora Sandes as she joins the Serbian Army and takes up a place in the rear-guard of the Iron Regiment as they retreat from the Bulgarian advance. Stow away with Dorothy Lawrence as she smuggles herself to Paris, steals a uniform and head to the Front. Enlist in Russia''s all-female ''Battalion of Death'' alongside peasant women and princesses alike. Through the letters, diaries and memoirs of women who were members of organisations such as the US Army Signal Corps, the Canadian Army Medical Corps, the FANY, WRAF, WRNS, WAAC and many others, we learn what life was like for them on the front and discover the courage of the women who took up arms.