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Working for Victory A Diary of Life in a Second World War Factory by Sue Bruley
  

Working for Victory A Diary of Life in a Second World War Factory

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Working for Victory A Diary of Life in a Second World War Factory by Sue Bruley

During the Second World War over 1.5 million of women found themselves thrust into a male working world, having to learn new skills within a matter of weeks. Their contribution to the war effort often remains unheralded, but it is without doubt that these women played a central role in an Allied victory. Kathleen Church-Bliss and Elsie Whiteman were two such women, who volunteered for war work and after a training course in engineering found themselves in an aircraft components factory. Thrown into a whole new world of industrial work, they kept a joint diary providing a unique insight into life in a wartime factory. It tells the tale of the poor conditions suffered on the factory floor, as well as the general disorganisation and bad management of this essential part of the war effort. They also describe how war work opened up a whole new world of social freedom for many women. This diary, tragic and humorous, brings women's war work vividly to life.

About the Author

SUE BRULEY is a senior lecturer in history at the University of Portsmouth and specialises in the history of women workers. She lives in Portsmouth.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2010

Author

Sue Bruley

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Publisher

The History Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
252 pages

Categories


Second World War

Social & cultural history

ISBN

9780752456492

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