The Women Who Wrote the War

The Women Who Wrote the War

Book - 1999
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Like Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation, " Sorel's moving account of the women war correspondents of this century at last brings to light the exploits of more than 100 of this country's unsung heroes. of photos.
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, 1999
ISBN: 9781559704939
Branch Call Number: ANF 940.5308
Characteristics: 458 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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Jan 22, 2016

An exhaustively researched and detailed account of the role played by women war correspondents during WW2. Absorbing and readable throughout, the book highlights not just what those women did but who they were as individuals, how they got there and why they did it.
There are far too many individual stories to mention here but a couple that stood out for me are Pat Lochridge's account of the tide of wounded marines being gathered up and taken to hospital during the assault on Iwo Jima; and the account of the first three women arriving at Buchenwald when it was liberated.
This is a story that needed to be told. Those young women were pioneers in every sense. The world did not change because of their exploits -- inequality between the sexes in the world of work still prevail even to our present day. But they certainly demonstrated how nonsensical and unfair that inequality is and their voices could never be totally ignored again.

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