Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One

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In l914 the world changed forever. When World War I broke out and a generation of men went off to fight, bestselling author Kate Adie shows how women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives. Now a visible force in public life, they began to take up essential roles—from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment, and even politics. They had finally become citizens, a recognized part of the war machine, acquiring their own rights and often an independent income. Former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie charts the seismic move towards equal rights with men that began a century ago and asks what these women achieved for future generations. This is history at its best—a vivid, compelling account of the pioneering women who helped win the war as well as a revealing assessment of their legacy for women's lives today.

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Kate Adie became the BBCs chief news correspondent in 1989, and has reported from war zones around the world. She has won numerous awards, including three Royal Television Society awards, the Bafta Richard Dimbleby Award, and the Broadcasting Press Guilds Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting. She was awarded an OBE in 1993. Kate Adie presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 and is the author of four bestselling books.

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Kate Adie draws on her own experience as a war reporter to illuminate her narrative. * The Spectator * presents a well-researched history of how the role of women changed during the war. ... Adie charts this effectively * Sunday Times * This is history at its most celebratory . . . The book is chatty, personal and packed with plenty of anecdote * Telegraph * This fascinating, very readable book provides a complete wartime women's history, but Adie also picks out faces among the anonymous 'battalions of women who saw their duty as service to others'. * Discover Your History * Some of the detail is delicious, like the women's football ... Throughout it all, Adie uses her journalistic eye for personal stories and natural compassion to create a book definitely worthy of her heroines. * The Big Issue * If it is strong, successful, independent women you want, you can't do much better than Kate Adie, who has tackled the place of women during the First World War in her excellent book Fighting on the Home Front. * The Big Issue * Kate Adie provides a compelling account of how women's lives changed during World War One * Irish Tatler *

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