Menus, Munitions and Keeping the Peace

Menus, Munitions and Keeping the Peace

The Home Front Diaries of Gabrielle West 1914–1917

Hardback208pp Illustrated232x156mm

9781473870864     Product Code: 509515


Gabrielle West worked variously as a Red Cross volunteer, a cook and a police officer during the First World War. Her diary entries, now part of the Imperial War Museum archives, note the discrimination she encountered as a woman in a position of responsibility, and the dangers posed by the Zeppelin raids over London. They paint a lively picture of her experience of the British Home Front and are illustrated with her drawings and family photographs.

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