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Corsets To Camouflage
Louise Greenberg
Vicky Hartley
Kate (In Assoc. With Imperial
Classification : History
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Coronet
Page Extent : 304
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340820605
Price : 575

About the book
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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Louise Greenberg
Kate Adie is best known for her penetrating reporting from war zones and other danger spots around the world. Credited as the first British female television war correspondent, she has spent much of...(+)
Vicky Hartley
Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before
transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he serv...(+)
Kate (In Assoc. With Imperial

Kate Adie is best known for her penetrating reporting from war zones and other danger spots around the world. Credited as the first British female television war correspondent, she has spent much...(+)