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Women of Britain

Jan Struther

Women of Britain

letters from England, with running commentary by Beatrice Curtis Brown and an introduction by Jan Struther [pseud.]

by Jan Struther

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Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsBrown, Beatrice Curtis
    The Physical Object
    Pagination334 p.
    Number of Pages334
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14724973M
    LC Control Number41009745

      Women join British war effort On Aug , with World War I approaching the end of its first month, the Women’s Defense Relief Corps is formed in Britain.


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