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Fighting on the Home Front The Legacy of Women in World War One by Kate Adie
  

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The contribution of women to the war effort in World War II is well recorded, less well known is the extensive work that women undertook in 1914-1918. We remember the nurses but women found their way into many other roles, a much bigger cultural shift than in 1939. Kate Adie investigates the roles that women assumed, how their lives were changed by the war and how they looked forward in 1918.

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Fighting on the Home Front The Legacy of Women in World War One by Kate Adie

In 1914 the world changed forever. When World War One broke out and a generation of men went off to fight, bestselling author Kate Adie shows how women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives. Now a visible force in public life, they began to take up essential roles - from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment, even politics. They had finally become citizens, a recognised part of the war machine, acquiring their own rights and often an independent income. Former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie charts the seismic move towards equal rights with men that began a century ago and asks what these women achieved for future generations. This is history at its best - a vivid, compelling account of the pioneering women who helped win the war as well as a revealing assessment of their legacy for women's lives today.

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'Kate Adie provides a compelling account of how women's lives changed during World War One' Irish Tatler

About the Author

Kate Adie became the BBC's chief news correspondent in 1989, and has reported from war zones around the world. She has won numerous awards including three Royal Television Society awards, the Bafta Richard Dimbleby Award, and the Broadcasting Press Guild's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting. She was awarded an OBE in 1993. Kate Adie presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 and is the author of four bestselling books.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Kate Adie

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Hardback

Categories

History
Biography / Autobiography


ISBN

9781444759679

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