The extraordinary women who served in World War I, from the U.S., UK, and Canada
Through their diaries, letters, and memoirs, this book tells the story of brave women at the front line of WWI. Readers will meet the women who defied convention and followed their convictions to defend the less fortunate and fight for their country. Follow British Flora Sandes as she joins the Serbian Army and takes up a place in the rear-guard of the Iron Regiment as they retreat from the Bulgarian advance. Stow away with Dorothy Lawrence as she smuggles herself to Paris, steals a uniform, and heads to the Front. Enlist in Russia's all-female "Battalion of Death" alongside peasant women and princesses alike. Through thewritings of women who were members of organizations such as the U.S. Army Signal Corps, the Canadian Army Medical Corps, the FANY, WRAF, WRNS, WAAC, and many others, we learn what life was like for them on the front and discover the courage of the women who took up arms."