We're in This War Too: World War II Letters from American Women in Uniform

TitleWe're in This War Too: World War II Letters from American Women in Uniform
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsLitoff, Judy Barrett, and David C. Smith
Number of Pages272
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York
Abstract

In We're in This War Too, Litoff and Smith draw upon their archive of 30,000 wartime letters–the product of a decade-long, nationwide search–to provide an immediate sense of the lives of women in every branch of the armed forces. From the military build-up in Hawaii in the months prior to Pearl Harbor to the agonizing and horrific final days of hostilities, uniformed women played an integral role in the war effort--a role vividly captured here. Letters from Army nurses describe the devastating events of December 7, 1941. A member of the first WAAC officer class describes her immense pride in being a member of "the pioneer 440." A Red Cross worker reports on the challenges she faced when setting up a "tent club" in a remote province of China.

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