100 years of women at war (in uniform)

Alison in the 1980s

It’s been a hundred years since women were allowed(!) to join the armed forces in the UK. I was very proud of serving my six years and doing all sorts of exciting and interesting things!

Of course, women have been attached to or even commanded armies and navies in historic […]

Women in uniform

Earlier this week, I posted on my writing blog about my OU studies in history and how I turned my MA dissertation into a self-published book Military or Civilians? The curious anomaly of the German Women’s Auxiliary Services during the Second World War.

The experience of women serving in a uniformed service in wartime fascinates […]