WOMEN AT WAR : VOICES FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ' EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM SOUND ARCHIVE.

Fountain, Nigel. (Ed.).


£20.00




1st ed., 2002. 143 pp., frontis., numerous cold., + b&w photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 25 x 19cm. FINE. Includes a 1-Hour Audio CD of Eyewitness Accounts. This book examines, through their own words, the vital part that women increasingly played in the two world wars : From their involvement in the First World War - as munitions workers, factory hands, land girls, postal workers, drivers, nurses and in the women's corps of the armed services that were established towards the war's end ' to the parts they played in actual theatres of operations as well as at home, between 1939 and 1945. The book is accompanied by a wealth of photographs and illustrations, several of them coloured, as well as by a unique 1-hour audio CD featuring the actual reminiscences of many of these eye-witnesses, taken from the Sound Archive of the Imperial War Museum. The CD contains material not found in the book and is further enhanced by the use of actual recordings of gunfire and other sound effects, as well as soldiers' ditties and popular music.


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