1st ed., 1977. Xiv + 141 pp., frontis., + 22 photo-plates + 1 other plate. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Nr.FINE. In this history of the WRAC (originally the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps) the author explains "At the heart of the question was not so much doubt about the ability or reliability of women, but an unformulated but powerful fear of the consequences of their intrusion in strength into an entity so exclusively and aggressively male as an army in the field". He goes on to demonstrate how they managed not only to dispel that fear but to replace it with a degree of admiration and respect which few could have dared envisage at the outset.