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Description - Wartime Women by Dorothy Sheridan

The Mass-Observation organisation was set up in 1937 with the aim of recording everyday life in Britain. Dorothy Sheridan has plundered its astonishingly rich archives to put together this anthology of women's experience in the Second World War. What was this experience? How far did it go to liberate women? Was it the opportunity that so many expected or was it simply six years of deprivation, hard work and pain? WARTIME WOMEN allows us to explore these questions through the writings of women living through the war years. The range of contributors is enormous, from a fish and chip shop worker in Birmingham to Irish immigrant munitions, factory workers, young women welders in Yorkshire and a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl in Essex. 'My horror of all this war business is qualified by an eagerness to be a unit of it. I feel as if I have been waiting for this all my life and I have just realised it' - A young woman writing in her diary in September, 1939.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842126172
ISBN-10: 1842126172
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 157mm x 23mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dorothy Sheridan

Dorothy Sheridan has been at the Mass-Observation Archive since 1974.

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