Women Heroes of World War I

Women Heroes of World War I

16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics

Book - 2014
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A commemoration of brave yet largely forgotten women who served in World War I.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, ©2014
ISBN: 9781613746868
Branch Call Number: 940.3082 ATW 2014
Characteristics: 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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This book brings to life the brave and often surprising exploits of 16 fascinating women from around the world who served their countries at a time when most of them didn’t even have the right to vote.

Readers meet 17-year-old Frenchwoman Emilienne Moreau, who assisted the Allies as a guide and ... Read More »


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skdawson
Mar 14, 2018

Very inspiring true stories of amazing women who fought for their right to serve their countries in World War I. This book covers women soldiers, spies, resisters, and journalists who in some cases lost their lives, and in others found purpose.

rb3221 Jul 27, 2015

This is a simple account of the lives of 16 women heroes of World War I. It does include some interesting dialogue and direct quotes which makes the book somewhat interesting but overall it is not an in-depth examination but rather a cursory look at these 16 women ( and perhaps better suited for the library's junior designation).

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mammothhawk229e
Dec 06, 2019

"Ironically, the memory of the woman heroes of World War I was largely eclipsed by the very women they had inspired. The more blatant evil enacted into law by Nazi Germany during the Second World War ensured that those who fought against it would continue to fascinate people long after the first war had become a vague, unpleasant memory - one brought to mind only by fading photographs of serious, helmeted young men standing in sandbagged trenches, by smiling young women in ankle length nursing uniform, or by the presence of poppies in Remembrance Day ceremonies.
But the involvement of these forgotten women should secure for them a place in remembered history. During the conflict that was placed before them, they not only gained the gratitude of many in their own generation but they proved, for the first time on a global scale, the enormous value of a woman's contribution, paving the way for future generations of women to do the same."

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