THE WOMEN OF ENGLAND by Margaret Biddle


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Mrs. Biddle has done a grand job in marshalling the facts about women in this new England, an England where barriers are breaking down. She gives an impression of the universality of women in civilian defense, all branches, combining jobs with everyday household routine, businesses and professions, and serving in every phase of war activity, in uniform and out. Navy, Army, Air Force, Volunteer Service Corps, Field Auxiliary Nursing Yeomanry, Land Army, almost all branches of defense, Ambulance Service, Mechanical Transport Corps, Canteens, and so on. She visited the training centers, the recruiting centers, the active units, and was enormously impressed with the efficiency, stout-heartedness and spirit. Good stuff. Should have an appeal in communities where civilian defense is still shrouded in mystery.

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin