Women at War 1939-45

Women at War 1939-45




Though for centuries fighting was considered primarily a man's job, the world wars of the 20th century demanded women's involvement in the war effort. By World War II women were playing a major auxiliary role in all branches of the armed forces. From the daring female fighter pilots of besieged Russia to the heroic American nurses on the front line, this book looks at the vital jobs that women undertook at a time of national crisis. Numerous fascinating photos and eight full colour plates detail the uniforms and equipment of the British, American German and Russian women who participated in this global conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780850453492
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/09/2010
Series: Men-at-Arms Series , #100
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.21(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

Jack Cassin-Scott's interests span a variety of historical periods. In addition to this book, he authored Men-at-Arms 69: The Greek and Persian Wars 500-323 BC and Men-at-Arms 102: Scandinavian Armies in the Napoleonic Wars.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Great Britain · United States of America · Germany · Russia · The Plates

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