Greatcoats and Glamour Boots: Canadian Women at War (1939-1945), Revised Edition
Written by Carolyn Gossage.
Published by The Dundurn Group, 2001.
|Women in the military? To many, never was too soon. But by 1940,
British women were out doing their bit for the war effort, and
Canadians battled for that same right. Young Canadian women wanted to serve
their country, to free a man to fight, as the recruiting posters
urged. By the wars end almost 50,000 of them were in the forces.
Carolyn Gossage has compiled a fascinating collage of anecdotal and documentary material. The colourful story of Canadas forgotten women those who volunteered for service during World War II in the RCAF Womens division, the Canadian Womens Army Corps (CWAC) and the Womens Royal Canadian Naval Service (Wrens) entertains and enlightens. ]
The lively text is illustrated with photographs and sketches from public and private collections and from military archives.
The original 1991 edition has been expanded and revitalized to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the introduction of women into the Canadian Armed Forces.
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