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Painstakingly researched, this is the first book to combine, in a single volume, the names and deeds of women who have distinguished themselves through courage from the beginning of this century to the present day. Squadron Leader Beryl Escott describes hundreds of acts of the most outstanding bravery in the face of almost overwhelming danger, where women have placed theirPainstakingly researched, this is the first book to combine, in a single volume, the names and deeds of women who have distinguished themselves through courage from the beginning of this century to the present day. Squadron Leader Beryl Escott describes hundreds of acts of the most outstanding bravery in the face of almost overwhelming danger, where women have placed their own lives at risk, usually to save lives and sometimes dying in the attempt. Twentieth Century Women of Courage is highly illustrated and features women from Great Britain, the USA, and from the old commonwealth countries of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. They include many nurses and medical staff (both military and civilian), servicewomen, police and firewomen, factory workers and ambulance drivers, SOE and OSS agents, and ordinary women who performed extraordinary feats of valour. Just one of the remarkable women is nursery nurse, Lisa Potts, who in 1997 received the George Medal for defending the children in her charge against a machete-wielding maniac. Squadron Leader Beryl Escott brings to a wider audience the fascinating stories of a few of the inspirational women of the past century -- with lists of many more -- thus charting some of the peaks of female endeavour....

Title : Twentieth Century Women of Courage
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ISBN : 9780750918923
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 282 Pages
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