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Land Girl: Her Story of Six Years in the Women's Land Army, 1940-46 (Country Bookshelf) [Paperback]

Anne Hall
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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ex Libris Press; 1st ed edition (27 May 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0948578343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0948578342
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 610,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Like thousands of others, Anne Hall volunteered to join the Women's Land Army following the outbreak of World War II. She felt that to do so would be to make her most effective contribution to the war effort - and she had always hankered after work on a farm. Her father predicted she would last six weeks but, in the event, Anne stuck it for the duration of the war and beyond - six years in all. In this book, Anne Hall presents an account of that never-to-be-forgotten period of her life. The reader follows her to farms in Herefordshire, to the Sparsholt Farm Institute in Hampshire and then to a number of postings where the occasional lack of mod-cons was generally compensated for by the warmth of the welcome, though not all farmers were so impressed and mishaps were not unknown. After three years, Anne, though still only 23 years old, was offered a job as trainee forewoman in Wiltshire. She was then sent to organize two Agricultural Camps visited by a different set of volunteers each week. When the war ended Anne remained in the WLA and took up a new job on a farm in Essex. But once the emergency was over, something was missing and she eventually returned to her pre-war career in medical social work.

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3.0 out of 5 stars LitCrit 17 Oct 2009
A scholarly if somewhat pedestrian account. More comments would have been
useful and there was at least one glaring error. When has Shaftesbury had a station?
If only!
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5.0 out of 5 stars land girl her story 20 Dec 2013
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have read it a few times now there is know more to say about the book that is it thankyou
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I would recommend this book as it is so interesting for the Social History.

Very good if people are researching ancestors that were either Land Girls/Lumber Jills..

I have told a few of my friends that they should be reading this book.
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