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Millions Like Us

Women's Lives in the Second World War



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'Ambitious, humane and absorbing . . . this book could not be better.' Spectator 'A deeply satisfying chronicle of women's lives at a time when this nation was tested as never before. Introduces you to hundreds of wonderful women - a magnificent regiment - you wish you had met in the flesh, and when you close it you feel enlarged as well as amazed by their experiences. Women were fire watchers, ARP workers, first aiders, ambulance drivers, police officers, messengers, transport, demolition and repair workers. A rich, entwined narrative, which moves in and out of the lives of an absorbing cast of characters during ten years.' Daily Mail 'A magnificent work of social history written with passion and panache.' Daily Express 'Splendid. Using diaries, autobiographies, memoirs and interviews, Nicholson charts the work, the lives, the relationships and the emotions of typists, factory workers, housewives, debutantes and artists working as nurses, in the services, in intelligence, in factories, on the land and as codebreakers. A tremendous achievement.' Observer 'A deeply moving account of female courage both at home and overseas. The joy of Nicholson's book is the way she has plaited scores of individual stories into a richly textured account of the many forms that female courage can take.' Mail on Sunday

Product code: 9780141037899

ISBN 9780141037899
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS33
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
No. Of Pages 560
We tend to see the Second World War as a man's war, featuring Spitfire crews and brave deeds on the Normandy beaches. But in conditions of "Total War" millions of women demonstrated that they were cleverer, more broad-minded and altogether more complex than anyone had ever guessed. This title tells the story of the women's Second World War.