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The following are a selection of books that should prove particuarly useful and are relatively widely available. It is not a complete bibliography. These books are also available to view, by appointment, at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) library. For more information on the Imperial War Museum Department of Printed Books see http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/ref-books.htm

General Reading

WADGE, D. COLLETT
Women in uniform / edited by D. Collett Wadge. - London : Sampson Low, Marston, [1946]. - ix, 386p.: ill., ports. ; 23cm.
IWM Classification: 02(41).91/5
IWM Accession No.: 23208

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WALLER, JANE
Women in uniform / Jane Waller and Michael Vaughan-Rees. - London : Papermac, 1989. - xvi, 192p., 4p. of plates: ill. (some col.), facsims., ports. ; 25cm. - bibl. p.192
ISBN 0-333-48896-2 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 32(41).42/5
IWM Accession No.: 89 / 1142

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BOASE, WENDY
The sky's the limit: women pioneers in aviation / Wendy Boase. - London : Osprey, 1979. - 223p.: ill., ports. ; 24cm. - bibl. p.216 - index.
ISBN 0-85045-318-6
IWM Classification: 63(1).61/1-2
IWM Accession No.: 83 / 260

BUNSEN, MARY DE
Mount up with wings / Mary de Bunsen. - London : Hutchinson, 1960. - 224p., 28p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 22cm. - index.
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/1 [ Bunsen, Mary de]
IWM Accession No.: 79 / 1823

CHEESMAN, E.C.
Brief glory: the story of A.T.A. / by E.C. Cheesman. - Leicester : Harborough Publishing, 1946. - 248p.: ill., facsim., ports. ; 23cm.
IWM Classification: 18(41).76 [ Air Transport Auxiliary]/5-2
IWM Accession No.: 21979

CROS, ROSEMARY DU
ATA girl: memoirs of a wartime ferry pilot / Rosemary du Cros. - London : Frederick Muller, 1983. - 105p.: ill., facsims., ports. ; 24cm.
ISBN 0-946569-00-2
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Cros, Rosemary du]
IWM Accession No.: 83 / 3311

CURTIS, LETTICE
The forgotten pilots: a story of the Air Transport Auxiliary 1939-45 / Lettice Curtis. - 2nd ed. - Twyford, Berkshire : E.L. Curtis, 1982. - xii, 337p., 16p. of plates: ill., facsims., ports. ; 22cm. - index.
ISBN 0-9508157-0-5 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 18(41).76 [ Air Transport Auxiliary]/5
IWM Accession No.: 87 / 506

FAHIE, MICHAEL
A harvest of memories: the life of Pauline Gower MBE / Michael Fahie. - Peterborough : GMS Enterprises, 1995. - 207p.: ill., facsims., ports. ; 25cm. - bibl. p.204 - index.
ISBN 1-870384-37-7
IWM Classification: 22(=41) [ Gower, Pauline Mary de Peauly]
IWM Accession No.: 01 / 852

FLYING WARTIME AIRCRAFT
Flying wartime aircraft: ATA ferry pilots' handling notes for seven World War II aircraft / introduction and commentary by Hugh Bergel. - Newton Abbot, Devon : David and Charles, 1972. - 193p.: ill., figs. ; 23cm.
ISBN 0-7153-5550-3
IWM Classification: 89.2(41).0/5
IWM Accession No.: 82239

GENOVESE, J. GEN
We flew without guns / by Flight Captain J. Gen Genovese. - Philadelphia : Winston, 1945. - 304p. ; 21cm.
IWM Classification: 23(=73)/5 [ Genovese, J. Gen]
IWM Accession No.: 81 / 1638

KING, ALISON
Golden wings: the story of the women ferry pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary / Alison King. - London : C. Arthur Pearson, 1956. - ix, 191p., 14p. of plates: ill., frontis. ; 21cm. - index.
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ King, Alison]
IWM Accession No.: 37315

LUCAS, Y.M.
WAAF with wings / Y.M. Lucas. - Peterborough : GMS Enterprises, 1992. - 137p.: ill., facsims., ports. ; 20cm.
ISBN 1-870384-16-4 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 18(41).91 [ Women's Auxiliary Air Force]/5-2
IWM Accession No.: 93 / 1617

WALKER, DIANA BARNATO
Spreading my wings: one of Britain's top woman pilots tells her remarkable story / Diana Barnato Walker; foreword by Rt. Hon Lord Shawcross. - Sparkford, Somerset : Patrick Stephens, 1994. - 224p.: ill., facsims., ports. ; 24cm. - index.
ISBN 1-85260-473-5
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Walker, Diana Barnato]
IWM Accession No.: 94 / 1661

WELCH, ANN
Happy to fly: an autobiography / Ann Welch. - London : John Murray, 1983. - viii, 248p., 16p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 23cm. - index.
ISBN 0-7195-4033-X
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/1 [ Welch, Ann]
IWM Accession No.: 83 / 3358

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BIGLAND, EILEEN
Britain's other army: the story of the A.T.S. / by Eileen Bigland. - London : Nicholson and Watson, 1946. - 190p., 14p. of plates: ill., frontis. ; 19cm.
IWM Classification: 02(41).91 [ Auxiliary Territorial Service]/5
IWM Accession No.: 21333

COTTERELL, ANTHONY
She walks in battledress: the day's work in the A.T.S. / by Anthony Cotterell; with an addition chapter by Subaltern Elizabeth Courtney. - London : Christophers, 1942. - 96p. ; 18cm.
IWM Classification: 02(41).91 [ Auxiliary Territorial Service]/5
IWM Accession No.: 18361

COWPER, J.M.
The Auxiliary Territorial Service / compiled by Controller J.M. Cowper. - [London] : War Office, 1949. - xi, 299p., 1 leaf of plates: frontis. ; 25cm. - index. (The Second World War 1939-1945. Army).
IWM Classification: 02(41).0/5-0
IWM Accession No.: 25548

TERRY, ROY
Women in khaki: the story of the British woman soldier / Roy Terry. - London : Columbus Books, 1988. - 258p. ; 26cm. - bibl. p.251-252 - index.
ISBN 0-86287-321-5
IWM Classification: 02(41).0942/1
IWM Accession No.: 88 / 2454

VAUGHAN, HELEN GWYNNE-
Service with the army / by Chief Controller, Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan. - London : Hutchinson, [1942?]. - 168p.: figs. ; 20cm. - index.
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/1 [ Vaughan, Helen Gwynne-]
IWM Accession No.: 18238

WAR OFFICE
Regulations for the Auxiliary Territorial Service 1941 / War Office. - London : HMSO, 1941. - 192p. ; 18cm. - index.
IWM Classification: 02(41).91 [ Auxiliary Territorial Service]/5-0
IWM Accession No.: 78 / 1185

WARTIME SOCIAL SURVEY
A.T.S.: an investigation of the attitudes of women, the general public, and A.T.S. personnel to the Auxilliary Territorial Service - N.p. : Social Survey, 1941. - 52p.: graphs ; 33cm. (New series, no. 5).
IWM Classification: 02(41).91 [ Auxiliary Territorial Service]/5
IWM Accession No.: [O] 29098

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AS WE SAW IT
As we saw it: personal experiences, 1939-1947 compiled mainly from accounts contributed to the Gazette / compiled by J.E.A. Brown. - [London] : Womens Transport Service {F.A.N.Y.}, [198-?]. - 36p. ; 22cm.
IWM Classification: 02(41).91 [ First Aid Nursing Yeomanry]/5-2
IWM Accession No.: K. 84 / 1108

PAWLEY, MARGARET
In obedience to instructions: FANY with the SOE in the Mediterranean / by Margaret Pawley. - London : Leo Cooper, 1999. - xiii, 178p., 8p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 24cm. - bibl. p.169-170 - index.
ISBN 0-85052-633-7
IWM Classification: 02(41).91 [ First Aid Nursing Yeomanry]/5-2
IWM Accession No.: 00 / 397

POPHAM, HUGH
F.A.N.Y.: the story of the Women's Transport Service, 1907-1984 / Hugh Popham. - London : Leo Cooper, 1984. - 146p., 16p. of plates: ill., facsims., ports. ; 22cm. - bibl. p.141-142 - index.
ISBN 0-436-36310-0
IWM Classification: 02(41).91 [ First Aid Nursing Yeomanry]/1
IWM Accession No.: 85 / 409

WARD. IRENE
F.A.N.Y. Invicta / Irene Ward; with a foreword by H.R.H. the Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone. - London : Hutchinson, 1955. - 348p., 8p. of plates: ill., figs., frontis., ports. ; 22cm. - index.
IWM Classification: 02(41).91 [ First Aid Nursing Yeomanry]/1
IWM Accession No.: 36042

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BEAUMAN, KATHARINE BENTLEY
Partners in blue: the story of women's service with the Royal Air Force / Katharine Bentley Beauman. - London : Hutchinson, 1971. - xv, 308p., 8p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 24cm. - bibl. p.300-301 - index.
ISBN 0-09-105860-0
IWM Classification: 18(41).91 [ Women's Royal Air Force]/1
IWM Accession No.: 63279


BEAUMAN, KATHARINE BENTLEY
Wings on her shoulders / by Katharine Bentley Beauman, late flight officer W.A.A.F.; with a foreword by Lady Portal; illustration by Cecil Beaton. - London : Hutchinson, [194-?]. - 119p., 32p. of plates: ill., frontis., ports. ; 24cm.
IWM Classification: 18(41).91 [ Women's Auxiliary Air Force]/5
IWM Accession No.: 18790

BOOK OF THE W.A.A.F.
The book of the W.A.A.F: a practical guide to the women's branch of the R.A.F. - London : Amalgamated Press, 1942. - 80p., 2p. of plates: ill., frontis., port. ; 20cm.
IWM Classification: 18(41).91 [ Women's Auxiliary Air Force]/5
IWM Accession No.: 65214

ESCOTT, BERYL E.
Women in Air Force blue: the story of women in the Royal Air Force from 1918 to the present day / Squadron Leader Beryl E. Escott. - Cambridge : Patrick Stephens, 1989. - 312p.: ill., facsims., figs., ports. ; 24cm. - bibl. p.306-309 - index.
ISBN 1-85260-066-7
IWM Classification: 18(41).91/1
IWM Accession No.: 89 / 941

ESCOTT, BERYL E.
Our wartime days: the WAAF in World War II / Squadron Leader Beryl E. Escott. - Stroud, Gloucestershire : Alan Sutton, 1996. - 202p.: ill., figs., ports. ; 26cm. - index.
ISBN 0-7509-0638-3
IWM Classification: 18(41).91 [ Women's Auxiliary Air Force]/5-2
IWM Accession No.: 96 / 2436

HALL, ARCHIE
We, also, were there: a collection of recollections of wartime women of Bomber Command / compiled and edited by "Archie" Hall. - Braunton, Devon : Merlin, 1985. - 192p.: ill., facsims., ports. ; 21cm.
ISBN 0-86303-269-9 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 18(41).91 [ Women's Auxiliary Air Force]/5-2
IWM Accession No.: 87 / 1738

NOBLE, VERNON
Girls, you amaze me / by S/Ldr. Vernon Noble R.A.F.V.R.; [foreword by Air Vice-Marshal C.R. Carr CB, CBE, DFC, AFC]. - London : W.H. Allen, 1943. - 68p. ; 19cm. (A Hurricane book).
IWM Classification: 18(41).91 [ Women's Auxiliary Air Force]/5
IWM Accession No.: 19166

SMALL, A.N.
Spit, polish and tears / A.N. Small. - Edinburgh : Pentland Press, 1995. - xxi, 240p.: ill., fig., ports. ; 25cm.
ISBN 1-85821-307-X
IWM Classification: 18(41).91 [ Women's Auxiliary Air Force]/5-2
IWM Accession No.: 96 / 1996

TAYLOR, LEONARD
Airwomen's work / by Leonard Taylor; sketches by S. and M. Harrop. - London : Sir Isaac Pitman, 1943. - vii, 54p.: ill., figs. ; 19cm.
IWM Classification: 04(41):18.591/5
IWM Accession No.: 20943

WALSH, R. RAYMOND
Roll of honour of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (later re-named the WRAF) / R. Raymond Walsh (East Lancashire Regiment) [and] Jean M. Walsh. - Blackburn, Lancashire : T.H.C.L. Books, 1999. - 63p. ; 30cm.
ISBN 0-948494-77-8 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 25(=41):18 [ Women's Auxiliary Air Force]/5
IWM Accession No.: K. 99 / 1356

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TWINCH, CAROL
Women of the land: their story during two world wars / Carol Twinch. - Cambridge : Lutterworth, 1990. - xiii, 162p.: ill., ports. ; 24cm. - bibl. p.157-158 - index.
ISBN 0-7188-2814-3
IWM Classification: 65(41)/1.01 [ Women's Land Army]
IWM Accession No.: 91 / 50

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DEWEY, P.E.
British agriculture in the First World War / P.E. Dewey. - London : Routledge, 1989. - 262p. ; 23cm. - bibl. p.254-259 - index.
ISBN 0-415-02637-7
IWM Classification: 65(41)/3.0
IWM Accession No.: 89 / 1132

HOCKIN, OLIVE
Two girls on the land: war-time on a Dartmoor farm / by Olive Hockin. - London : Edward Arnold, 1918. - 158p. ; 18cm.
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/3 [ Hockin, Olive]
IWM Accession No.: 3438

HORN, PAMELA
Rural life in England in the First World War / Pamela Horn. - Dublin : Gill and Macmillan, 1985. - 300p., 8p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 23cm. - bibl. p.288-296 - index.
ISBN 0-7171-1268-3
IWM Classification: 32(41).27/3
IWM Accession No.: 86 / 1376

The Landswoman 1918-1929 [Journal]

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ABBOTT, DOROTHEA
Librarian in the Land Army / by Dorothea Abbott. - Stratford-upon-Avon : Greenhill Books, 1984. - 70p.: ill., facsims., frontis., ports. ; 22cm.
ISBN 0-9509396-0-9 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Abbott, Dorothea]
IWM Accession No.: K. 84 / 1435

BARRAUD, E.M.
Set my hand upon the plough / by E.M. Barraud. - Worcester : Littlebury, 1946. - 91p., 12p. of plates: ill., port. ; 23cm.
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Barraud, E.M.]
IWM Accession No.: 20497

BENTINCK, MICHAEL
War time women: true stories / by Michael Bentinck. - N.p. : M. Bentinck, 1998. - 152p., 8p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 21cm.
ISBN 0-9526157-5-4 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 65(41)/5.01 [ Women's Land Army]-2
IWM Accession No.: 98 / 1579

COOPER, W.E. SHEWELL-
Land girl: a handbook for the Women's Land Army / by W.E. Shewell-Cooper. - London : English Universities Press, [194-?]. - v, 123p. ; 14cm.
IWM Classification: 65(41)/5.01 [ Women's Land Army]
IWM Accession No.: 27987

DEAN, MARJORIE M.
The Women's Land Army and me / Marjorie M. Dean. - Edinburgh : Pentland Press, 1995. - xi, 132p.: ill., facsim., ports. ; 21cm.
ISBN 1-85821-311-8 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Dean, Marjorie M.]
IWM Accession No.: 96 / 155

GARDNER, DOROTHY
All in a day's work / Dorothy Gardner. - London : Minerva Press, 1997. - 388p. ; 22cm.
ISBN 1-86106-395-4 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 57(=41).3/5 [ Gardner, Dorothy]
IWM Accession No.: 98 / 2092

GRAYSON, PEGGY
Buttercup Jill / Peggy Grayson. - Ipswich : Farming Press, 1994. - vi, 153p. ; 20cm.
ISBN 0-85236-270-6 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Grayson, Peggy]
IWM Accession No.: 94 / 711

HALL, ANNE
Land girl: her story of six years in the Women's Land Army, 1940-46 / Anne Hall. - Bradford on Avon : Ex Libris Press, 1993. - 143p.: ill., facsims., frontis., ports. ; 22cm.
ISBN 0-948578-34-3 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Hall, Anne]
IWM Accession No.: 93 / 1054

HUTH, ANGELA
Land girls / Angela Huth. - London : Abacus, 1995. - 378p. ; 20cm.
ISBN 0-349-10601-0 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 57(=41).3/5 [ Huth, Angela]
IWM Accession No.: 97 / 421

JOHNS, ELISE
Dappled sunlight: a land girl's story / Elise Johns. - Ilfracombe, Devon : Arthur H. Stockwell, 1998.
- viii, 71p.: 3 ill. ; 22cm.
ISBN 0-7223-3203-3 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Johns, Elise]
IWM Accession No.: K. 98 / 3164

JOSEPH, SHIRLEY
If their mothers only knew: an unofficial account of life in the Women's Land Army / by Shirley Joseph. - London : Faber and Faber, 1946. - 157p. ; 20cm.
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Joseph, Shirley]
IWM Accession No.: 76870

KELSEY, MARION
Victory harvest: diary of a Canadian in the Women's Land Army, 1940-1944 / Marion Kelsey. - Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [1997]. - xviii, 227p.: ill., facsims., frontis., ports. ; 24cm.
ISBN 0-7735-1663-8
IWM Classification: 23(=71)/5 [ Kelsey, Marion]-2
IWM Accession No.: 99 / 1087

KNIGHTON, JOYCE
Land Army days: Cinderellas of the soil / [edited] by Joyce Knighton. - Bolton : Aurora Publishing, 1994. - ix, 122p.: ill., facsims., ports. ; 20x21cm.
ISBN 1-85926-032-2 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 65(41)/5.01 [ Women's Land Army]-2
IWM Accession No.: 94 / 2112

The Land Girl 1940-1946 [Journal]

MATTHEWMAN, PHYLLIS
Jill on the land / by Phyllis Matthewman. - London : Lutterworth Press, 1942 (1943 printing). - 187p. ; 19cm.
IWM Classification: 57(=41).3/5 [ Matthewman, Phyllis]
IWM Accession No.: 86 / 1423

MEET THE MEMBERS
Meet the members: a record of the Timber Corps of the Women's Land Army - London : Imperial War Museum, Department of Printed Books, 1997. - 76p., 12p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 20cm. (Women in wartime series; no. 3).
ISBN 1-870423-34-8
IWM Classification: 65(41)/5.01 [ Women's Land Army, Timber Corps]-2
IWM Accession No.: 97 / 417
Reprint of original 1945 edition, available for £14 via the Imperial War Museum Department of Printed Books.

MIST, ELLEN
Aw-arrh!: experiences in the Women's Land Army / Ellen Mist. - Penzance : United Writers, 1992. - 100p. ; 22cm.
ISBN 1-85200-043-0
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Mist, Ellen]
IWM Accession No.: 93 / 22

POCOCK, DORIS
Lorna on the land / by Doris Pocock. - London : Ward, Lock, 1946. - 254p.: frontis. ; 19cm.
IWM Classification: 57(=41).3/5 [ Pocock, Doris]
IWM Accession No.: 96 / 1998

POWELL, BOB
The Women's Land Army / Bob Powell and Nigel Westacott. - Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton
Publishing, 1997. - 128p.: chiefly ill., ports. ; 25cm. - bibl. p.128 (Britain in old photographs).
ISBN 0-7509-1672-9 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 65(41)/5.01 [ Women's Land Army]-5
IWM Accession No.: 98 / 239

TILLETT, IRIS
The Cinderella army: the Women's Land Army in Norfolk / Iris Tillett. - Dumfries : I. Tillett, 1988. - 32p.: ill., ports. ; 23cm.
ISBN 0-9513523-0-X (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Tillett, Iris]
IWM Accession No.: K. 90 / 214

TURNER, NORAH
In baggy brown breeches and a cowboy hat: an Eastender's wartime life as a landgirl in Kent /
Norah Turner; illustrated by David Moignard. - Rainham, Kent : Meresborough Books, 1992. -
123p.: figs. ; 20cm.
ISBN 0948193-654 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Turner, Norah]
IWM Accession No.: 98 / 1670

TYRER, NICOLA
They fought in the fields: the Women's Land Army: the story of a forgotten victory / Nicola Tyrer. - London : Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996. - xii, 243p., 32p. of plates: ill., ports. ; 24cm. - bibl. p.243.
ISBN 1-85619-554-6
IWM Classification: 65(41)/5.01 [ Women's Land Army]
IWM Accession No.: 96 / 2115

WARD, SADIE
War in the countryside, 1939-45 / Sadie Ward. - London : Cameron Books, 1988. - 189p.: ill., facsims., figs., frontis., ports. ; 28cm.
ISBN 0-7153-9295-6
IWM Classification: 32(41).27/5
IWM Accession No.: 97 / 698

WELLS, IRENE
My life in the Land Army / by Irene Wells. - Alcester : I.E. Williams, 1984. - 72p.: ill., ports. ; 21cm.
ISBN 0-9510067-0-3 (pbk.)
IWM Classification: 23(=41)/5 [ Wells, Irene]
IWM Accession No.: K. 85 / 1772

WEST, V. SACKVILLE-
The Women's Land Army / V. Sackville-West; with a new introduction by E.M. Jean Procter. - London : Imperial War Museum, Department of Printed Books, 1997. - 111p., 55p., 62p. of plates: ill., frontis., ports. ; 20cm. - index. (Women in wartime series; no. 1 [expanded ed.]).
ISBN 1-870423-33-X
IWM Classification: 65(41)/5.01 [ Women's Land Army]
IWM Accession No.: 97 / 419
Combined reprint of the orginal title and Poems of the Land Army: an anthology of verse, first published in 1945. Available via the Imperial War Museum Department of Printed Books for £17.

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