Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in France, 1917 1921 (Hardback)
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Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in France, 1917 1921 (Hardback)

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Hardback 204 Pages / Published: 02/02/2017
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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 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 enrolment to the camps and workplaces overseas, through to their experiences of the Spring Offensive of 1918, the Armistice and demobilisation. 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.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473833593
Number of pages: 204
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Samantha's account of the WAAC from its formation in 1917 through to 1921 is readable, educational, informative and entertaining. The illustrations are quite superb, and the narrative superlative."--Books Monthly
"Skilfully blending official documents, newspaper reports, private letters and memoirs, this excellent history covers all aspects of the WAAC from pay, to work, social life and living conditions, in the women's own words where possible."--Who Do You Think You Are? (06/01/2017)

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