US Marine Corps Women's Reserve: ‘They Are Marines’: Uniforms and Equipment in the Second World War

US Marine Corps Women's Reserve: ‘They Are Marines’: Uniforms and Equipment in the Second World War

When the US Marine Commandant, Major General Thomas Holcomb, announced the formation of what became the US Marine Corps’ Women’s Reserve, legend has it that the portrait of the fifth Commandant, Archibald Henderson, fell off the wall and crashed to the floor – ‘in disbelief’. This branch of the US Marines was authorized by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on 30 July 1942.This law allowed for the acceptance of women into the reserve as commissioned officers and at the enlisted level, effective for the duration of the war plus six months. The purpose of the law was to release officers and men for combat and to replace them with women in shore stations. The result was that between 1943 and 1945 the women of America enlisted in their thousands to ‘Free A Man to Fight’.This book, the first of its kind, explores in detail the role of Women Marines, or WRs as they were known at the time. It also presents a detailed study of the uniforms of the WRs supported by numerous color photographs.This book has been written with the full support of the US Marine Corps Histories Division, the Women Marine Association and surviving WR veterans.See:

  • ASIN: 1526710455

And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II

And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II

  • ASIN: B001334J1O

Women's Work in WWII

Women's Work in WWII

Women's Work in WWII tells the history of millions of women working in thousands of roles with minimal training and no experience but fully confident that they were equal to filling the roles of men they replaced. It tells the chronological story about the zigzag social and political developments that enabled women to gain equal employment in thousands of jobs coupled with the parallel story of WWII. These women had a job to do. They were comfortable in their own skin and proved why you need to be who you are. They imagined success and achieved it. The book includes many stories of personal innovation like a former gift wrapper who increased B-17 aircraft production with the help of a Kleenex or women engineers working with advanced mathematics and science to revolutionize products. Almost every job was open to females. It is a book of little stories about personal struggles that melded into a revolution - equal pay for equal work, employer provided child care, the ability to work while being pregnant, split shifts and ergonomic tools designed for women. Their productivity surprised the enemy and the nation's leaders. The war ended and so did female equality. Women working in WWII provided the proof that dispelled the perception that women could not be equal to male workers. Chap...

  • ASIN: 0982772882

World in Crisis: Classic Accounts of World War II

World in Crisis: Classic Accounts of World War II

Three New York Times–bestselling World War II histories, including the true story of the miraculous evacuation portrayed in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk. The monumental scope and breathtaking heroism of World War II are brought to vivid life in three riveting accounts that span the conflict’s Western Front, Eastern Front, and Pacific Theater.  The Miracle of Dunkirk: The definitive account of the evacuation of 338,000 British and French soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk. Based on interviews with hundreds of survivors and masterfully woven together into a cinematic portrait, The Miracle of Dunkirk captures a pivotal moment when the outcome of World War II hung in the balance. “Stunning . . . The difference between the Lord technique and that of any number of academic historians is the originality of his reportage” (The New York Times).  Enemy at the Gates: New York Times bestseller and the inspiration for the 2001 film starring Joseph Fiennes and Jude Law. The siege of Stalingrad lasted five months, one week, and three days. Nearly two million men and women died, and Germany’s 6th Army was completely destroyed. Considered by many historians to be the turning point of World War II in Europe, the Soviet Army’s victory foreshadowed Hitler’s downfall and th...

  • ASIN: B0777ZK7LK

Purple Hearts (Front Lines)

Purple Hearts (Front Lines)

New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant unleashes the gritty and powerful conclusion to the Front Line series and evokes the brutal truth of World War II: War is hell. An epic tale of historical reimagining, perfect for fans of Code Name Verity and Salt to the Sea.Courage, sacrifice, and fear have lead Rio, Frangie, and Rainy through front-line battles in North Africa and Sicily, and their missions are not over. These soldiers and thousands of Allies must fight their deadliest battle yet—for their country and their lives—as they descend into the freezing water and onto the treacherous sands of Omaha Beach. It is June 6, 1944. D-Day has arrived.No longer naive recruits, these soldier girls are now Silver Star recipients and battle-hardened. Others look to them for guidance and confidence, but this is a war that will leave sixty million dead. Flesh will turn to charcoal. Piles will be made of torn limbs. The women must find a way to lead while holding on to their own last shreds of belief in humanity.Praise for Silver Stars:"Exhaustive research, immersive storytelling, and emotional depth make for a superlative tale.” —Kirkus (starred review)Praise for Front Lines: “A gripping and heart-wrenching tale.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)“A magnificent alter...

  • ASIN: 0062342215

Front Lines

Front Lines

An epic, genre-bending, and transformative new series that reimagines World War II with female soldiers fighting on the front lines.World War II, 1942. A court decision makes women subject to the draft and eligible for service. The unproven American army is going up against the greatest fighting force ever assembled, the armed forces of Nazi Germany.Three girls sign up to fight. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr, and Rainy Schulterman are average girls, girls with dreams and aspirations, at the start of their lives, at the start of their loves. Each has her own reasons for volunteering: Rio fights to honor her sister; Frangie needs money for her family; Rainy wants to kill Germans. For the first time they leave behind their homes and families—to go to war.These three daring young women will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the human race. As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, they will discover the roles that define them on the front lines. They will fight the greatest war the world has ever known.Perfect for fans of Girl in the Blue Coat, Salt to the Sea, The Book Thief, and Code Name Verity, from New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant.

  • Brand: Katherine Tegen Books
  • ASIN: 0062342169

Monterey Bay: A Novel

Monterey Bay: A Novel

A beautiful debut set around the creation of the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium--and the last days of John Steinbeck's Cannery RowIn 1940, fifteen year-old Margot Fiske arrives on the shores of Monterey Bay with her eccentric entrepreneur father. Margot  has been her father's apprentice all over the world, until an accident in Monterey's tide pools drives them apart and plunges  her head-first into the mayhem of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Steinbeck is hiding out from his burgeoning fame at the raucous lab of Ed Ricketts, the biologist known as Doc in Cannery Row. Ricketts, a charismatic bohemian, quickly becomes the object of Margot's fascination. Despite Steinbeck's protests and her father's misgivings, she wrangles a job as Ricketts's sketch artist and begins drawing the strange and wonderful sea creatures he pulls from the waters of the bay.  Unbeknownst to Margot, her father is also working with Ricketts. He is soliciting the biologist's advice on his most ambitious and controversial project to date: the transformation of the Row's largest cannery into an aquarium. When Margot begins an affair with Ricketts, she sets in motion a chain of events that will affect not just the two of them, but the future of Monterey as well.Alternating between past and present, Monter...

  • ASIN: B017SCQLYG

Silver Stars (Front Lines)

Silver Stars (Front Lines)

For fans of Girl in the Blue Coat, Salt to the Sea, and The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, the second book of New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant’s epic alternate history is a coming-of-age story about three girls who are fiercely fighting their own personal battles in the midst of the greatest war of all time. The summer of 1943, World War II. With heavy memories of combat, Frangie, Rainy, Rio and the rest of the American army are moving on to their next target: the Italian island of Sicily. The women won’t conquer Italy alone. They are not heroes for fighting alongside their brothers—they are soldiers. But Frangie, Rainy, Rio, and the millions of brave females fighting for their country have become a symbol in the fight for equality. They will brave terrible conditions in an endless siege; they will fight to find themselves on the front lines of WWII; and they will come face-to-face with the brutality of war until they win or die.

  • Brand: Grant Michael
  • ASIN: 0062342185

Military Dot-to-Dot

Military Dot-to-Dot

The theme of this brand new dot-to-dot title is all things military throughout history. Included among the 120 plus images are famous leaders and military commanders (e.g., Churchill, Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Patton), famous fighters, bombers and spy planes (e.g., Spitfire, F16, Me109, Typhoon Eurofighter), stalwarts of land warfare (e.g., Sherman tank, 'Big Bertha' howitzer, Fiat Coloniale, T-62, SNAR10), the might of the world's navies (e.g.,triremes, the Mary Rose, USS Missouri), distinctive military uniforms and scenes of famous actions through the ages.

  • Color: multi-colored
  • Brand: BOOKMASTERS DIST. SERVICES
  • ASIN: 1785997955

Remembrances: Life Stories of 10 Men and Two Women Before WWII, During the War, After the War & in Retirement

Remembrances: Life Stories of 10 Men and Two Women Before WWII, During the War, After the War & in Retirement

War story accounts of bravery and bravado, experiences such as bombing runs through Brenner Pass, ground combat in the Army and Marine Corps, being shot down, surviving POW camps, parachuting when a wing breaks off, and combat medic action—what they learned, and how each stays active in retirement and service to their community.

  • ASIN: 1943887144
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