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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 0:58 am 
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Real Name: Rhianna
Heya, since joining this forum I've been pretty quiet-- as I've been researching, like a crazy person. And thanks to the work ethic instilled in me, I have to do a job properly, or it bugs the living daylights out of me.

SO I have been researching--
-in general- the roles of women
-Brief information on the womens auxiliary forces in England
-Light info on things like rationing, utility wear etc

But its getting to a point now where I need to focus in on certain points-- before I get so overwhelmed that my head implodes!
What I was wondering is, what KIND of information would one need to know for ATS & a civillian woman--
What kinda questions do you get asked at events, if any?

Also does anyone have any recommendations for websites I can use to look up the ATS? And info on civillian women (ideally with photographs, articles, advertisements etc too--) --I'm asking for websites 'cause my bank needs to recover before I tackle amazon again.

The books I've been working from are;
Bombers & Mash- Raynes Minns
Life on the home front -- readers digest
Spitfire women- Giles Mitchell
Wartime Women- ed by Dorothy Sheridan

HOPEFULLY this makes sense.
Thank you!!

Rhianna xox


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:57 am 
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I've only done 1 event so far as ATS, but i did get asked what kinds of roles i would have undertaken and when the ATS was formed/how it came about.

If you do raid Amazon again, my extra info came from a book by Barbara Green 'Girls in Khaki' i found it really useful.

Hope this helps a little :)

Emily
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Also, try and get a film called 'The Gentle Sex'.

A 1943 film that was basically created for recruitment purposes. It shows 7 (I think) girls joining up, but is quite good as it shows their training and postings to various roles.

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JimmyFilth wrote:
Also, try and get a film called 'The Gentle Sex'.

A 1943 film that was basically created for recruitment purposes. It shows 7 (I think) girls joining up, but is quite good as it shows their training and postings to various roles.


It's on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmdYoUTi-88

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 18:49 pm 
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Emily, you temptress! I added it to my basket there, thank you

And thank you for the film link (=
And thanks for messaging me Georgie :D


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