Women Overseas

Women Overseas

Memoirs of the Canadian Red Cross Corps (overseas Detachment)

Book - 1998
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In these Red Cross memoirs, some 30 women tell their stories of volunteer work with the Canadian Red Cross Corps in overseas postings during World War Two and the Korean War. These dramatic narratives take us across oceans infested with enemy submarines to witness Canadian women on duty in the U.K., in Europe and in Asia.The volunteers shouldered challenging and often dangerous jobs, working as nurse's aides, ambulance drivers, welfare officers, cooks, transport drivers and in the social clubs Canadian soldiers visited on leave. We learn how it feels to survive daily bombings and severe food shortages, to witness death and destruction all around, and to acquire the spirit and courage exhibited by so many "ordinary" people during the war.Laced with humour and filled with grace, these stories are a testament to the vital yet often overlooked responsibilities that thousands of women gallantly accepted for the Allied war effort. Women Overseas is a companion volume to the national bestseller Blackouts to Bright Lights: Canadian War Bride Stories. It contains many period photographs as well as an illuminating introduction to the Canadian Red Cross Corps.
Publisher: Vancouver : Ronsdale Press, c1998
ISBN: 9780921870616
Characteristics: 382 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Dec 15, 2014

If you are looking for a book on details of the war then this does not have it. However reading the stories of women who volunteered their time and what they did as support to the people then this is a book to read. These women put their lives to help provide support and they were volunteers. That is something special and unique gift. Nice read

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