The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in France, 1917 - 1921: Women Urgently Wanted

The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in France, 1917 - 1921: Women Urgently Wanted

The Women s Army Auxiliary Corps in France Women Urgently Wanted In March the first women to be enrolled into the British Army joined the newly formed Women s Army Auxiliary Corps WAAC The women substituted men in roles that the Army considered suitable ther

  • Title: The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in France, 1917 - 1921: Women Urgently Wanted
  • Author: Samantha Philo-Gill
  • ISBN: 9781473833593
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In March 1917, the first women to be enrolled into the British Army joined the newly formed Women s Army Auxiliary Corps WAAC The women substituted men in roles that the Army considered suitable, thereby freeing men to move up the line The WAACs served, for example, as cooks, drivers, signallers, clerks, as well as gardeners in the military cemeteries Due to their exeIn March 1917, the first women to be enrolled into the British Army joined the newly formed Women s Army Auxiliary Corps WAAC The women substituted men in roles that the Army considered suitable, thereby freeing men to move up the line The WAACs served, for example, as cooks, drivers, signallers, clerks, as well as gardeners in the military cemeteries Due to their exemplary service, Queen Mary gave her name to the Corps in April 1918 and it became Queen Mary s Army Auxiliary Corps QMAAC By the time the Corps was disbanded in 1921, approximately 57,000 women had served both at home and in France.This book details the establishment of the Corps and subsequently explores the experience of the WAACs who served in France It follows the women from enrollment to the camps and workplaces overseas, through to their experiences of the Spring Offensive of 1918, the Armistice and demobilization The final chapter reviews how the women have been remembered in art, literature, museums and memorials Throughout the book, the author locates the women in a society at war and examines how they were viewed by the Army, the general public and the press The author draws on a wide range of sources to provide the background and uses the oral and written testimonies of the women themselves to tell their stories This book will be of interest to social, women s and military historians, as well as family history researchers.

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    In brief - This is a fascinating and useful read for social historians and others with an interest in this.In fullThe author of this book has obviously undertaken thorough and extensive research on her subject. For historians with an interest that is a good thing as we learn at the start that there have really only been two books on the WAAC and they have been out of print for years. In the introduction, which is good, the author does explain her rationale and objectives for the book. The four o [...]

    Book received from NetGalley.I loved this history about a part of World War I that has very little information on it. The women who went to the front lines of the war, so men in certain jobs could be put on the line if they were fit. They had many issues to overcome in doing their job, not just from the men who were happy to serve their country but be out of the line of fire. It's a great history to read, especially for the centennial of the WAAC's being founded.

    GNab I received a free electronic copy of this history from Netgalley, Samantha Philo-Gill, and Pen and Sword - History, publishers in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all, for sharing your hard work with me.A great deal of research obviously went into the writing of this history of the W.A.A.C's of England in WWI. And it is an awe-inspiring tale - these young women willingly placed themselves in a position never before tackled by women, and faced not just the very real perils of war in [...]

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