We Also Served

The Forgotten Women of the First World War

Vivien Newman

Date Published :
April 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
15-30 Illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526796639
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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We Also Served is a social history of women’s involvement in the First World War. Dr. Vivien Newman disturbs myths and preconceptions surrounding women's war work and seeks to inform contemporary readers of countless acts of derring-do, determination, and quiet heroism by British women, that went on behind the scenes from 1914-1918.

In August 1914, a mere 640 women had a clearly defined wartime role. Ignoring early War Office advice to "go home and sit still", by 1918 hundreds of thousands of women from all corners of the world had lent their individual wills and collective strength to the Allied cause.

As well as becoming nurses, munitions workers, and members of the Land Army, women were also ambulance drivers and surgeons; they served with the Armed Forces; funded and managed their own hospitals within sight and sound of the guns. At least one British woman bore arms, and over a thousand women lost their lives as a direct result of their involvement with the war.

This book lets these all but forgotten women speak directly to us of their war, their lives, and their stories.

About The Author

Dr Vivien Newman is a respected expert on women in the First World War, with a particular interest in uncovering the lives of women overlooked by other historians. She is on the judging panel for the annual war poetry competitions organized by Never Such Innocence and has previously published numerous titles with Pen & Sword.

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