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Debs at war 1939-1945 : how wartime changed their lives 1939-1945 / Anne De Courcy.

By: De Courcy, Anne.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005Description: xiv, 258 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, ports ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0297829300; 0753820781 (pbk.).Subject(s): Debutantes -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- War work | World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Participation, Female | Women in wartimeDDC classification: 940.53161 DEC
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Formerly CIP. -Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Pre-war debutantes were members of the most protected, not to say isolated, stratum of 20th-century society: the young (17-20) unmarried daughters of the British upper classes. For most of them, the war changed all that for ever. It meant independence and the shock of the new, and daily exposure to customs and attitudes that must have seemed completely alien to them. This book will record, in their own voices where possible, the extraordinary diversity of challenges, shocks and responsibilities they faced - as chauffeurs, couriers, ambulance-drivers, nurses, pilots, spies, decoders, factory workers, farmers, land girls, as well as in the Women's Services. How much did class barriers really come down? Did they stick with their own sort? And what about fun and love in wartime - did love cross the class barriers?

Formerly CIP. Uk

Phoenix paperback edition published 2006.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes index and bibliographical references.

Formerly CIP. -Includes bibliographical references and index.

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