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By Doris Weatherford

American girls in the course of international warfare II documents the lives and tales of ladies who contributed on to the conflict attempt through legit and semi-official army organisations, in addition to the thousands of ladies who labored in civilian safeguard industries, starting from plane upkeep to munitions production and lots more and plenty extra. It additionally illuminates how the battle replaced the lives of ladies in additional conventional domestic entrance roles. All girls needed to deal with rationing of simple family items, and most ladies volunteered in war-related courses. different entries speak about institutional switch, because the battle affected each element of lifestyles, together with as faculties, hospitals, or even religion.

American ladies in the course of global warfare II provides a convenient one-volume number of info and pictures appropriate for any public or expert library.

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At Oran and Arzew, they waded ashore, bullets and bombs exploding around them, and immediately set up their life-saving tent hospitals. Some ripped up their own underclothes to make bandages in the heat of the first emergency; they fed C-rations (emergency food) from their own packs to patients suffering from shock. Casualties streamed in, and for a week, nurses worked twenty-four-hour days, catching short naps fully dressed on the ground nearby. As the fighting line moved up or retreated, the nurses and their mobile hospital units followed.

That was more money than many male minor league players made, but the women’s salaries were justified: they played good ball and drew audiences that often were larger than the comparable men’s teams. The league soon expanded to ten teams, mostly in the Midwest and Upper South, including such cities as Knoxville, Tennessee and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Unlike the male major leagues, the women eventually expanded to include teams in Puerto Rico and Cuba. Managers were male, often longtime professional baseball coaches who generally were surprised at the level of skill that these young women possessed.

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