Women in War: From Home Front to Front Line by Celia Lee, Paul Strong

By Celia Lee, Paul Strong

The altering position of ladies in conflict, a ignored element of army historical past, is the topic of this choice of perceptive, thought-provoking essays. by way of taking a look at the wide variety of the way during which girls became excited by the entire elements of battle, the authors open up this interesting subject to wider figuring out and debate. The speak about how, rather within the global wars, ladies were more and more mobilized in the entire armed prone, initially as aid employees, then in shielding wrestle roles. in addition they examine the tragic tale of girls as sufferers of male violence, and the way ladies have frequently post a heroic resistance, and view how ladies were drawn into direct wrestle roles on an remarkable point, a pattern that continues to be debatable at present. the gathering brings jointly the paintings of famous lecturers and historians with the wartime reviews of ladies who've striking own tales to inform. The publication might be a milestone within the examine of the new background of the components ladies have performed within the heritage of warfare.


Dr Juliette Pattinson, Professor Mark Connelly, Georgina Natzio, Christine Halsall, Jonathan Walker, significant Imogen Corrigan, Dr. Halik Kochanski, Dr T.A. Heathcote, Elspeth Johnstone, Mike Ryan, Grace Filby, Dr George Bailey, Tatiana Roshupkina, Leicester Chilton, Paul Edward robust, Celia Lee, John Lee

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Nuclear weapons Bombs or missiles that release nuclear energy to create a massive explosion—for example, an atom bomb or hydrogen bomb. samizdat The term for a book or pamphlet secretly circulated among dissidents in the Soviet Union. SIS Secret Intelligence Service: the British organization for espionage and other covert operations abroad. Soviet Union Officially known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), a communist-ruled federation of 15 republics, dominated by Russia. special forces Elite military personnel skilled in operating behind enemy lines and using guerrilla tactics.

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