Wartime women an anthology of women"s wartime writing for Mass-Observation 1937-45

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  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Great Britain.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British

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Statementedited by Dorothy Sheridan.
ContributionsSheridan, Dorothy., Mass-Observation.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 267 p.
Number of Pages267
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Open LibraryOL21562806M
ISBN 100434695319

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