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Women at the Ready

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A lively history of the Second World War on the Home Front told through the stories of the women serving in the Women's Voluntary Services

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Patricia and Robert Malcolmson are social historians with a special interest in the Mass Observation archive. They have edited several wartime and post-war diaries, including Nella Last's Peace and Nella Last in the 1950s. They live in Nelson, British Columbia.


Patricia and Robert Malcolmson bring this vital part of the history of the Second World War to life through the diaries and records of the women serving their country on the Home Front * Britain at War * A good read. Get ready to be inspired by courageous tales from the women who helped us to victory in WWII. * Yours magazine * A detailed, vivid account of an inspirational force for good * Daily Mail * You finish this book full of admiration for the way in which, long before anyone coined the word "sisterhood", British women were able to set aside differences of class, region and religion to pull together for the greater good. * Mail on Sunday * Their "heroic" work, suggest the authors in this fascinating study . . . [was] an advertisement for what voluntary action, backed by government, could do. -- Michael Kerrigan * Scotsman *

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