This book, just printed, is a full colour production of 78 pages size 21×28 cm. and illustrated with about 280 sharp photographs mostly produced from the original negatives and not seen before.
It is about women and children who did their bit to help win the war. The author discusses the Cheer-Up Society. The Royal Naval Friendly Union, the Schools Patriotic Fund, Girl Guides and other patriotic groups.
Prior to World War Two, women were restricted to medical work but as the war progressed the need to free up men for the war zones saw the introduction of women’s auxiliaries to expand the Army, Navy and Air Force. Dedicated chapters to each of these armed services is included as well as the Women’s Land Army and other groups.
It’s an amazing insight into the contribution of women in particular to the war effort and was the start perhaps of something much bigger.