My book, The WRNS in Wartime is being published by I B Tauris in October 2017. A transformed version of my PhD, completed within KCL’s War Studies department, it traces the origins of this significant women’s military auxiliary. The book explores why the service was created, disbanded at the end of the First World War and then reformed at the beginning of the Second World War. Combining personal testimony and the political, military and cultural contexts it seeks to place the WRNS within the wider scene of the two world wars and highlight its variation to the other women’s services.
November 9, 2017