Millions Like Us | Virginia Nicholson
In 1942 Cora Johnston is grieving over the death of her young husband, torpedoed in the Atlantic; Aileen Morris is intercepting Luftwaffe communications during the siege of Malta – and Clara Milburn, whose son was captured after Dunkirk, is waiting, and waiting …
We tend to see the Second World War as a man’s war, featuring Spitfire crews and brave deeds on the Normandy beaches. But in conditions of “Total War” millions of women – in the Services and on the Home Front – demonstrated that they were cleverer, more broad-minded and altogether more complex than anyone had ever guessed.
In Millions Like Us Virginia Nicholson tells the story of the women’s war, through a host of individual women’s experiences. She tells how they loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared; how they re-made their world in peacetime. And how they would never be the same again.