World War II Allied Women's Services

World War II Allied Women's Services

Men-at-Arms 357
  • Author: Martin Brayley
  • Illustrator: Ramiro Bujeiro
  • Short code: MAA 357
  • Publication Date: 25 Sep 2001
  • ISBN: 9781841760537
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The contribution of women to the Allied war effort in 1939-45 was massive. Apart from their many vital roles 'on the home front', about a million Soviet, 500,000 British and 200,000 American women, and tens of thousands from other Allied nations, served in uniform with the armed forces. To put these figures in perspective: enough American women served to free sufficient able-bodied men to form 15 infantry divisions. It was not only in the USSR that their duties took them into harm's way; hundreds of British Commonwealth and US servicewomen died, and many were decorated. This book gives a concise introduction to the organisation and uniforms of these services, with an emphasis on the British and US forces.

Biographical Note

Martin Brayley is a military photographer whose service with the Royal Navy has taken him to most corners of the world. A long-time militaria collector, he has contributed many articles to specialist magazines in the UK and overseas, and is the co-author of WWII British Women's Uniforms in Colour Photographs (1995) and the well-reviewed The World War II Tommy (1998) and Khaki Drill & Jungle Green. Martin Brayley lives in Hampshire with his wife and two children.Ramiro Bujeiro is an experienced commercial artist who lives and works in his native city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His professional background includes many commissions as a figure illustrator and strip cartoonist for clients all over Europe and the Americas. His main interests are the political and military history of Europe in the first half of the 20th century.


Introduction British services - organisation and uniforms of Women's Royal Naval Service, Auxiliary Territorial Service, Women's Auxiliary Air Force Commonwealth & Dominion women's services - Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India United States services - organisation and uniforms of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps 1941-43, Women's Army Corps 1943-45, Women Appointed for Emergency Service , Marine Corps Women's Reserve, Coast Guard Women's Reserve.

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