Book review: Female Railway Workers

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16 January 2019
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This deals with the mass recruitment of women into traditional male industrial roles, in order to free up men for the armed services.

Author: Susan Major

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans 

 

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This deals with the mass recruitment of women into traditional male industrial roles, in order to free up men for the armed services. In this case it’s work on the railways, as porters, guards, in the workshops. Susan introduces each area but let’s the women themselves describe what it was really like to suddenly work in industries where there were no toilets for women, the men there swore like troopers, the danger of air raids and dealing with American GIs. A worthy look at an under-reported area.

 

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• Pen & Sword

• 190 pages • Hardback • £19.99

 

As reviewed in The Armourer January 2019

 

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