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BRULEY, SUE (ED.), - WORKING FOR VICTORY - A Diary of Life in a Second World War Factory.

Title: WORKING FOR VICTORY - A Diary of Life in a Second World War Factory.
Description: The History Press, Stroud, 2010, trade paperback, xxvi inc. plan of factory, 226pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., coloured pictorial upper wrapper, during WW2 over 1.5 million women found themselves thrust into the previously male dominated domain of the workplace, having to quickly learn new skills before playing a central role in the effort towards an Allied victory. Kathleen Church-Bliss and Elsie Whiteman were two such women, previous owners of a genteel restaurant, they volunteered for war work and soon found themselves in an aircraft components factory, Morrisons of Croydon, and they kept a joint diary providing a unique insight into life in a wartime factory, the poor conditions suffered on the factory floor as well as the general disorganisation and bad management but also how war work opened up a new world for many women, fine

Keywords: war ww2 home front aircraft components factory morrisons

Price: GBP 7.00 = appr. US$ 10.00 Seller: A Book for all Reasons
- Book number: 41562

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