Military Wives: From the First World War to Afghanistan (Hardcover)

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For as long as there have been armed forces there have been camp followers – the families who move with the military to stay with their men. This book looks at the experiences of just a few of these families, through the eyes of the military wives and their relatives. From the First World War, when many women were fiancées but never wives, through the Second World War and postwar Britain to the present day and twenty-first-century service life, military wives talk about their experiences as never before.What is it really like to be married to a member of Britain’s Armed Forces? Can you ever be prepared for the reality that awaits you when you say ‘I do’ and walk down the aisle? From Big Bertha’s booms, rationing and bomb shelters, to military wives choirs, Afghanistan and marathons, this book celebrates that great British heroine, the military wife.

About the Author

Penny Legg is a former Navy wife and has accompanied her husband across the globe on diplomatic postings. She is a journalist, magazine editor and the author of over ten books. Military Wives follows on from Under the Queen’s Colours, a collection of servicemen’s reminiscences published by The History Press in 2012.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780752491073
ISBN-10: 0752491075
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2015
Pages: 224
Language: English