Fighting on the Home Front

Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, 20th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 10/04/2014
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Fighting on the Home Front
A fascinating and illuminating book
This is a fascinating and wide-ranging account of the vital contribution women made to the war effort during the Great War. Some of the work undertaken by ... READ MORE
Annia Cherryson at Southampton West Quay


'History at its most celebratory' Daily Telegraph

'Adie uses her journalistic eye for personal stories and natural compassion to create a book definitely worthy of her heroines' Big Issue

'Fascinating, very readable . . . provides a complete wartime women's history' Discover Your History
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Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year.

IN 1914 THE WORLD CHANGED forever. When World War One broke out and a generation of men went off to fight, bestselling author and From Our Own Correspondent presenter Kate Adie shows how women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives.

Now a visible force in public life, they began to take up essential roles - from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment, even politics. They had finally become citizens, a recognised part of the war machine, acquiring their own rights and often an independent income.

The former BBC Chief News Correspondent charts the seismic move towards equal rights with men that began a century ago and through unique first-hand research shows just how momentous the achievements of those pioneering women were.

This is history at its best - a vivid, compelling account of the women who helped win the war as well as a revealing assessment of their legacy for women's lives today.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444759693
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 252g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 23 mm

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Fighting on the Home Front
Insightful account of a changing world.
Kate Adie’s detailed examination of the myriad ways in which the lives of women changed during the First World War offers a fascinating glimpse into the so... READ MORE
Linda Hepworth