By Lettie Gavin
Interweaving own tales with old images and history, this full of life account records the background of the greater than 40,000 girls who served in reduction and army accountability in the course of global battle I. via own interviews and excerpts from diaries, letters, and memoirs, Lettie Gavin relates poignant tales of women?’s wartime reports and offers a special standpoint on their growth in army carrier. American girls in international warfare I captures the spirit of those decided patriots and their instances for each reader and should be of targeted curiosity to army, women?’s, and social historians.
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Just to relieve the monotony. One day it got my goat so completely that I boldly sailed into the captain's officehe was an oldtimer in the Navy, with basso voice and glowering eyeand I told him we didn't like our jobs and we wanted to go to France. Imagine it! Well, he just looked at me and said, 'What the hell could a girl do on a battleship? "13 Page 6 But not all Yeomen (F) toiled at routine jobs. One woman directed priority orders sent to railroad officials to move the Navy's supplies. Another supervised manufacturers who produced clothing for 250,000 sailors.
Even the Navy's own board of legal advisors reacted violently. "W-o-m-e-n in the Navy, fantastic, ridiculous," they cried. "Petticoats in the Navy! Damn's outrage! Helluva mess! ''2 It would seem no one was completely pleased with the order; the concept of women in the military was unheard of. Men were firmly in chargewomen's suffrage was not yet lawand apparently intended to stay that way. But Secretary Daniel's order came from the top, and as such, it was carried out without delay. " That order, too, caused great consternation among Navy stalwarts, but they obeyed, as they always did.
Navy Yeoman (F). Shannon Applegate, grand-niece of Eva and Evea Applegate, Reconstruction Aides. Jeannine Davis Mayes, daughter of Cordelia DuPuis, Hello Girl, Army Signal Corps. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Dingley, cousins of Nellie Dingley, Army Nurse Corps. Jacquie Kelly and Tam Moore, children of Harriet Forest Moore, Reconstruction Aide. And a special dedication to Army Maj. Marie T. Rossi, who took her rightful place among her male fellow Americans and served as a helicopter pilot throughout the Persian Gulf War.