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

by Kate Adie

Biography / Autobiography History

Fighting on the Home Front The Legacy of Women in World War One Synopsis

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.

Fighting on the Home Front The Legacy of Women in World War One Press Reviews

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

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ISBN: 9781444759693
Publication date: 10/04/2014
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444759679
Publication date: 26/09/2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444759679
Publication date: 26th September 2013
Author: Kate Adie
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, History,
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About Kate Adie

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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