WRNS

The Women’s Royal Naval Service

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WRNS

The Women’s Royal Naval Service

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From cooks and clerks to weapons analysts and air mechanics, generations of women have served in the Wrens (Women's Royal Naval Service or WRNS). The Royal Navy was the first of the UK armed services to admit women during the First World War with the purpose of freeing up a man to go to sea by giving his job to a trained female worker. Disbanded in 1919, the Wrens were reinstated on the outbreak of the Second World War. This book focuses on the work and experiences of Wrens during the two world wars, introducing the kinds of jobs they performed and the places where they served. It contains poignant accounts from the women themselves, along with contemporary images of the Wrens in action and modern photographs of their uniforms, badges and insignia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the Beginning
Anchors Aweigh!
The Second World War
Nelson Would Have Been Proud
The Post-war Years
Further Reading
Index

Product details

Published Apr 18 2017
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781784420390
Imprint Shire Publications
Illustrations 45 b/w; 13 col
Dimensions 210 x 149 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Neil R. Storey

Neil R. Storey is an award-winning social historia…

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