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1 DAY, Frances Martin SPENCE, Phyllis, ed. LADOUCEUR, Barbara, ed. Women Overseas : Memoirs of the Canadian Red Cross Corps (Overseas Detachment). pb.
Ronsdale Press, Vancouver, 1998, ISBN:0921870612 
DAY, Frances Martin, Phyllis SPENCE, and Barbara LADOUCEUR, (eds.). Women Overseas : Memoirs of the Canadian Red Cross Corps (Overseas Detachment). (Vancouver): Ronsdale Press, 1998. Pp 382. 8vo, ill. card covers. "In these Red Cross memoirs, some 30 women tell their stories of volunteer work with the Canadian Red Cross Corps in overseas postings during World War Two and the Korean War. These dramatic narratives take us across oceans infested with enemy submarines to witness Canadian women on duty in the UK, in Europe and in Asia. The volunteers shouldered challenging and often dangerous jobs,working as nurse's aides, ambulance drivers, welfare officers, cooks, tran sport drivers and in the social clubs Canadian soldiers visited on leave. We learn how it feels to survive daily bombings and severe food shortages, to witness death and destruction all around, and to acquire the spirit and courage exhibited by so many 'ordinary' people during the war. Laced with humour and filled with grace, these stories are a testament to the vital yet often overlooked responsibilities that thousands of women gallantly accepted for the Allied war effort. The book contains many period photographs as well as an illuminating introduction to the Canadian Red Cross Corps." With many nautical references. Very good. 12.50

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