Millions Like Us: Women's Lives in War and Peace 1939-1949 Virginia Nicholson interviewed 50 British women with a great variety of experiences. Click to read informative reviews - powerful, first-person stuff.
"SLACKS & CALLUSES: Our Summer in a Bomber Factory" San Diego, 1943: two spirited young teachers work the swing shift in a bomber plant. Entering a male-dominated realm, they learned to use tools that they had never seen, live with aluminum shavings in their hair, and get along with people from all walks of life. Charming, candid, full of detail. Link goes to the Hometown Victory Girls, re-enactors and lovers of 40's vintage