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

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'History at its most celebratory' Daily Telegraph

'Adie uses her journalistic eye for personal stories and natural compassion to create a book definitely worthy of her heroines' Big Issue

'Fascinating, very readable . . . provides a complete wartime women's history' Discover Your History

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Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year.

IN 1914 THE WORLD CHANGED forever. When World War One broke out and a generation of men went off to fight, bestselling author and From Our Own Correspondent presenter 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, even politics. They had finally become citizens, a recognised part of the war machine, acquiring their own rights and often an independent income.

The former BBC Chief News Correspondent charts the seismic move towards equal rights with men that began a century ago and through unique first-hand research shows just how momentous the achievements of those pioneering women were.

This is history at its best - a vivid, compelling account of the 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 provides a compelling account of how women's lives changed during World War One (Irish Tatler)

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)

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)

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)

This is history at its most celebratory . . . The book is chatty, personal and packed with plenty of anecdote. (Telegraph)

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)

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Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year.

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