A Wrens-Eye View of Wartime Dartmouth, compiled by Ray Freeman

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A Wrens-Eye View of Wartime Dartmouth, compiled by Ray Freeman

A Wrens-Eye View of Wartime Dartmouth, compiled by Ray Freeman

Published by the Dartmouth History Research Group in 1994, 32 pages. Large A4 size booklet. (N3580)

Dartmouth’s naval heritage there was no shortage of applicants, and this fascinating booklet tells their stories......

The girls were billeted all over town, often in requisitioned buildings which quickly became known, unofficially, as wrenneries. Ray Freeman has tracked down nearly 30 Dartmouth Wrens and persuaded them to contribute their own personal recollections of the war years. Their tales range from the hilariously funny to those describing the shock and horror of war, particularly the bombing of the town in 1942 and 1943. Together, these memories provide a vivid account of wartime Dartmouth through the eyes of a generation of young women whose lives had taken a very unexpected turn

The booklet includes several black and white photographs

Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound

The Women’s Royal Naval Service (known as the WRENS) was formed in 1939. Its recruiting posters challenged the country’s young ladies to Join the Wrens – and free a man for the Fleet. With

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