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WRNS: The Women’s Royal Naval Service

WRNS: The Women’s Royal Naval Service Book Review

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review October 2017 Title WRNS: The Women’s Royal Naval Service
Author Neil R. Storey Publisher Shire Library
Published 2017 ISBN 9781784420390
Format 64 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $13.95


Initially established by the Royal Navy during WWI and re-established prior to WWII, the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) provided jobs to trained female workers freeing men to fight. Ranging from cooks to air mechanics, generations of women served within the WRNS.

Following a brief introduction, author Neil R. Storey examines the development, training, operational history and structure throughout two world wars and peacetime in WRNS: The Women's Royal Naval Service.

Further reading and an index complete coverage. Recruitment posters and over forty photographs season Storey's narrative.

Highly recommended.

My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!