Recommended reading on the women’s forces in WW2


Britannia’s Daughters, by Ursula Stuart Mason

I Only Joined for the Hat, by Christian Lamb

Dancing on the Waves, by Angela Mack

Blue Tapestry, by Vera Laughton Matthews

The WRNS, by M. H. Fletcher


We All Wore Blue, by Muriel Gane Pushman

The WAAF at War, by John Frayn Turner

Lambs in Blue, by Rebecca Barnett

Women in Air Force Blue, by Squadron Leader Beryl E. Escott


The Girls Behind the Guns, by Dorothy Brewer Kerr

Britain’s Other Army, by Eileen Bigland

Girls in Khaki, by Barbara Green


Women Who Went to War, by Eric Taylor

Millions Like Us: Women’s Lives During the Second World War, by Virginia Nicholson

Debs at War, by Anne De Courcy



The Gentle Sex, a great film about ATS girls, directed by Leslie Howard



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