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Women and the Great War

Bruce Scates

Women and the Great War

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia.,
  • Australia
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- Australia,
    • Women -- Australia -- History -- 20th century,
    • Women -- Australia -- History -- 20th century,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Australia

    • About the Edition

      Examines the lives of Australian women during the Second World War, discussing their role in the war, work on the home front, the losses and bereavement they faced, and other changes in their lives.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [164]) and index.

      StatementBruce Scates, Raelene Frances.
      SeriesWomen in Australian history
      ContributionsFrances, Rae.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD639.W7 S29 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination163, [1] p. :
      Number of Pages163
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL686459M
      LC Control Number97033381


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