Wrns: The Women's Royal Naval Service by Neil R. StoreyWrns: The Women's Royal Naval Service by Neil R. Storey

Wrns: The Women's Royal Naval Service

byNeil R. Storey

Paperback | April 18, 2017

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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.
Neil Storey is a social and military historian specialising in the impact of war on society. He has written over 25 books, countless articles and has given lectures across the UK, including at the Imperial War Museum. He has acted as a consultant on a number of television documentaries and dramas.
Title:Wrns: The Women's Royal Naval ServiceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.62 × 5.22 × 0.24 inPublished:April 18, 2017Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784420395

ISBN - 13:9781784420390

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Table of Contents

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