Through their diaries, letters and memoirs, meet the women who defied convention and followed their convictions to defend the less fortunate and fight for their country. Follow British Flora Sandes as she joins the Serbian Army and takes up a place in the rearguard of the Iron Regiment as they retreat from the Bulgarian advance. Stow away with Dorothy Lawrence as she smuggles herself to Paris, steals a uniform and heads to the front. Enlist in Russia's all-female 'Battalion of Death' alongside peasant women and princesses alike. The personal accounts of these women, who were members of organisations such as the US Army Signal Corps, the Canadian Army Medical Corps, the FANY, WRAF, WRNS, WAAC and many others, provide a valuable insight into what life was like for women in a male-dominated environment.
'Elisabeth Shipton is a stand-out researcher and with this book she stakes a claim as a great writer in her own right.' -- Dan Snow
Publication date: 04/05/2017
|Publication date:||4th May 2017|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, History,|
|Categories:||First World War, General & world history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,|