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Bomb Girls

Bomb Girls

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They were the unsung heroines of World War II; the wives and mothers and teenage girls who clocked in daily to work in vast munitions factories, helping to make explosives, bullets, shells, bombs and war machines that would ensure victory. It was dangerous, dirty and exhausting work. They worked round the clock, often exposed to toxic, lethal chemicals. A factory accident could mean blindness, loss of limb - or worse. Many went home with acid burns, yellow skin or damaged hair, others were forced to leave their loved ones and move to live with strangers in unfamiliar surroundings. Frequently, their male bosses were coarse and unsympathetic. Yet this hidden army of nearly two million women toiled on regardless through the hardest years of the war, cheerfully ignoring the dangers and the exhaustion, as bombing, rationing and the heartbreak of loss or separation took their toll on everyone in the country. Here, in their own words, are the vivid wartime memories of the 'secret army' of female munitions workers, whose resilience and sheer grit in the face of danger has only started to emerge.
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'This Book is a compilation of very human stories mostly told by the young girls conscripted by the British Government during World War II to build up armament supplies for the armed forces. These youngsters faced innumerab;e hazards in making bullets and shells, handling detonators, and number of hazardous chemicals that make up gunpowder - most only noting the effect of the yellow powder on their skin and hair - it is obvious they were generally ill-informed underpaid, and held to a high level od secrecy. God Bless them all - for they got little merit for their contributions when the War ended - but its never too late to say Thank You' - Amazon review
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