Women at Work in World Wars I and II
Factories, Farms and the Military and Civil Services
Imprint: Pen and Sword History
248 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 16 pages of mono plates
- January 2024
The book is different because it deals with women’s labor in both world wars and in all occupations, it covers the discrimination and prejudice they faced from men at every level, military and civilian, even when they had demonstrated beyond doubt that they were quick learners, industrious and proficient, and usually as good as any man. The book raises the embarrassing question why it has it taken so long for the prodigious contribution women made in both wars to be recognized, and why some women workers still remain air brushed from our military history after more than a century.
As it turned out, little was beyond their capabilities and it is reasonable to suppose that without their huge efforts and accomplishments both wars might have turned out very differently for us.