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Female Tommies The Frontline Women of the First World War by Elisabeth Shipton
  

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The First World War saw one of the biggest ever changes in the demographics of warfare, as thousands of women donned uniforms and took an active part in conflict for the first time in history. Female Tommies looks at the military role of women worldwide during the Great War and reveals the extraordinary women who served on the frontline.

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Female Tommies The Frontline Women of the First World War by Elisabeth Shipton

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.

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'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


About the Author

Elisabeth Shipton has worked as Archivist for New College, Oxford, the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust, and the Royal Green Jackets Museum.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2017

Author

Elisabeth Shipton

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Publisher

The History Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

History
Biography / Autobiography

First World War
General & world history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780750979504

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