Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Women Who Served in World War I

The First, the Few, the Forgotten: Navy and Marine Corps Women in World War I by Jean Ebbert and Marie-Beth Hall

Women played and important and large role in World War I, however their work has gone largely unnoticed. The First, the Few, the Forgotten: Navy and Marine Corps Women in World War I by Jean Ebbert and Marie-Beth Hall presents a detailed account of the experiences and achievements of these women serving in World War I. Starting in March 1917 this book follows the women who joined the Navy and Marine Corp through the First World War, touching on everything from housing, uniforms, service jobs, retirement, and personal motivations. Later chapters discuss how these WWI women veterans shaped the future for women in the Navy and Marine Corps. One of these women, Yeoman (F) Joy Bright Hancock, played an important role in the Navy's newly created Women's Reserve (WAVES) during World War II. This book has 10 chapters divided into short sections covering specific topics. Each chapter features a short summary at the end making this book ideal for research. The Appendices include additional information, including a detailed chart of any legislation relating to female Marines and Yeoman.--AEpperhart

No comments:

Post a Comment