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Corsets To Camouflage
Kate Adie
(In Assoc. With Imperial
Imperial War Imperial War Museum
Classification : History
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Coronet
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340820605
Price : 575

About the book

'The paciest and most entertaining history book to come my way' Ian McIntyre, The Times

'Riveting and beautifully illustrated' The Lady

'Engrossing . . . far more than a sartorial survey' The Oldie

* * * * * *

A vivid history of ordinary women and their extraordinary deeds through two world wars and beyond, by From Our Own Correspondent presenter Kate Adie.

Uniform is universally seen as both a stamp of authority and of official acceptance. But the sight of a woman in military uniform still provokes controversy. Although more women are now taking prominent roles in combat, the status implied by uniform is often regarded as contrary to the general perception of womanhood.

In association with the Imperial War Museum, this is the first book to look at the image of uniformed women, both in conflict and in civilian roles throughout the twentieth century. Kate Adie examines the extraordinary range of jobs that uniformed women have performed, from nursing to the armed services. Through contemporary correspondence and many personal stories she brings the enormous and often unsung achievements of women in uniform vividly to life, and looks at how far women have come in a century which, for them, began restricted in corsets and has ended on the battlefield in camouflage.


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the paciest and most entertaining history book to come my way.
an engrossing history, and far more than a sartorial survey>
     
Kate Adie
(In Assoc. With Imperial
Imperial War Imperial War Museum
Anthony Richards (Author)
Anthony Richards is the head of Documents and Sound at IWM. Since 1995, he has worked on the diaries, letters and memoirs in the museum's care and is responsible...(+)