Compiled form diaries letters and memoirs, this account of the experience of women at the heart of the war is compelling. Told with admirable honesty, the stories capture the real life accounts of the chaos, tragedy and liberation of war. There are fascinating vignettes of quirky women, who felt out of their time - motor bike enthusiasts, society ladies, suffragettes. All with their own reasons for going to the front line. Wonderful, inspiring and a testament to the courage, compassion and adventurous spirit of these women. A lesson for our times.