World War II Allied Women's Services

World War II Allied Women's Services

Book - 2001
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McMillan Palgrave
The contribution of women to the Allied war effort during World War II (1939-45) was massive. Apart from their many vital roles 'on the home front', about a million Soviet, 500,000 British and 200,000 American women, and tens of thousands from other Allied nations, served in uniform with the armed forces. To put these figures in perspective: enough American women served to free sufficient able-bodied men to form 15 infantry divisions. It was not only in the USSR that their duties took them into harm's way; hundreds of British Commonwealth and US servicewomen died, and many were decorated. This book gives a concise introduction to the organisation and uniforms of these services, with an emphasis on the British and US forces.

Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, c2001
Description: 48 p., A-H p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports
ISBN: 9781841760537
1841760536
Branch Call Number: 940.53082 Bra
Additional Contributors: Bujeiro, Ramiro

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