Her War

American Women in WWII

by Eleanor Lang



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/28/2003

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9780595303731

About the Book

A nurse administers anesthetic with the aid of a flashlight as snipers try to pick off members of a U.S. surgical team in Algiers. One member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots tows targets for U.S. antiaircraft trainees, while another test flies repaired military aircraft in Texas. Another American woman in the Philippines smuggles food and medicine to prisoners who survived the Death March on Bataan.

In Her War, American women tell the personal, largely unknown stories of their experiences serving their country in World War II. These are not reminiscences recalled through the 60-year haze of memory. These narratives carry the immediacy of the moment, recounted as they occurred or shortly after the war. The women's courage, endurance, and humor shine throughout these first hand dramas. Her War is a verbal quilt of American women's contributions in World War II.

About the Author

Kathryn Dobie and Eleanor Lang of Hamden, Connecticut have nurtured a lifelong interest in the Second World War which shaped their early childhood. As university English teachers, their interest grew during the women?s movement and they focused their research on the multiple roles of American women played in that global conflict.