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The Land Girls: In a Man's World, 1939-1946

The Land Girls: In a Man's World, 1939-1946
  

Drawing on interviews with women who served as land girls during World War II, this book relates a chapter in New Zealand's war experience. It shows that like their Rosie the Riveter sisters, these Women's Land Service recruits gained independence, little recognition, and discont... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781877133947
Barcode 9781877133947
Published 1 January 2000 by Otago University Press
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Author(s) By Bardsley, Dianne
Illustrated by Peter, Juliet
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ISBN-13 9781877133947
ISBN-10 1877133949
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Publication Date 1 January 2000
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Bardsley, Dianne
Illustrated by Peter, Juliet
Category History
War Stories
World History: Second World War
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Australasian & Pacific History
Military History
Women's Studies
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 170
Dimensions Width: 260mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 524g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Women - New Zealand., World War, 1939-1945 - War work - New Zealand., Women in agriculture - New Zealand.
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 331.4830993
Catalogue Code 58120

Description of this Book

Drawing on interviews with 220 women who served as land girls during World War II, Bardsley (a Ph.D. candidate) relates an under-documented chapter in New Zealand's war experience. Like their Rosie the Riveter sisters, these Women's Land Service recruits gained independence, little recognition, and discontent about giving up their farm jobs when the soldiers came home. It is well-illustrated with recruiting posters and women engaged in farm labour.

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Author's Bio

Dianne Bardsley is Director of the New Zealand Dictionary Centre at Victoria University of Wellington, working as a researcher and lexicographer within the School of Linguistics and Applied Languages.

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