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How The Girl Guides Won The War

Author: Janie Hampton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007356323
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Mention Girl Guides to any woman and the reaction will be strong. They either loved them or hated them; they were either proud to wear their uniform or refused to join. Whatever their feelings, most former Guides retain strong memories of their experiences.All too often regarded merely in terms of biscuit sales and sing-songs, hardly anybody is aware of the massive impact that the Guides had on gender equality and, more fundamentally, the outcome of the Second World War. In this eye-opening history, Janie Hampton explores how the Guides' work was crucial to Britain's victory. When the Blitz broke out, the Guides knew what to do. They kept up morale in bomb shelters, demonstrating 'blitz cooking' with emergency ovens made from the bricks of bombed houses at the request of the Ministry of Food. They grew food on their company allotments and knitted for the entire country. The embodiment of the Home Front spirit, they dug shelters, provided crucial First Aid, and also assisted the millions of children who were forced to flee their city homes to safer places in the country.It is difficult to imagine what the war effort would have looked like without the Guides. Full of fond and funny anecdotes and rich social history, HOW THE GIRL GUIDES WON THE WAR takes us on the journey of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary movements.

How The Girl Guides Won The War

Author: Janie Hampton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007414048
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A completely original history of one of the most extraordinary movements in the world – the Girl Guides – and how they helped win the war.

How The Girl Guides Won The War

Author: Janie Hampton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007356315
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Mention Girl Guides to any woman and the reaction will be strong. They either loved them or hated them; they were either proud to wear their uniform or refused to join. Whatever their feelings, most former Guides retain strong memories of their experiences.All too often regarded merely in terms of biscuit sales and sing-songs, hardly anybody is aware of the massive impact that the Guides had on gender equality and, more fundamentally, the outcome of the Second World War. In this eye-opening history, Janie Hampton explores how the Guides' work was crucial to Britain's victory. When the Blitz broke out, the Guides knew what to do. They kept up morale in bomb shelters, demonstrating 'blitz cooking' with emergency ovens made from the bricks of bombed houses at the request of the Ministry of Food. They grew food on their company allotments and knitted for the entire country. The embodiment of the Home Front spirit, they dug shelters, provided crucial First Aid, and also assisted the millions of children who were forced to flee their city homes to safer places in the country.It is difficult to imagine what the war effort would have looked like without the Guides. Full of fond and funny anecdotes and rich social history, HOW THE GIRL GUIDES WON THE WAR takes us on the journey of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary movements.

Who Won The War

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307549275
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Who will win as the curtain closes on the war between the girls and the boys? Summer vacation is almost over and after one year in Buckman it looks like the Malloy girls will be going home to Ohio. The Hatford boys are relieved to finally be rid of Eddie, Beth and Caroline, also known as the Womper, the Weirdo and the Crazy. As the clock ticks away at their final days, Jake and Eddie keep up the competing, tricking and scheming until Eddie puts Jake up to the biggest dare of the year. She wants to prove once and for all that the girls are in charge. Jake can't back away and let the girls declare victory. The wacky war that began the day the girls arrived isn't over yet! From the Hardcover edition.

Scouting For Girls

Author: Tammy M. Proctor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313381143
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This volume examines scouting—the largest voluntary movement for girls—in its first century of existence, seeking to understand how the organization has lasted and how it has changed.

The Austerity Olympics

Author: Janie Hampton
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781310017
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DIV ‘An enthralling account’ Independent ‘A fascinating book… researched with an awesome thoroughness’ Daily Telegraph ‘Hampton’s excellent book should be compulsory reading for everyone involved in the 2012 London Olympics’ Daily Mail Critic’s Choice The budget for the 2012 Olympic village alone is already a billion pounds short. The likelihood of corporate sponsorship recedes with every day of the credit crunch. How on earth are we going to match the opening and closing ceremonies of Beijing, let along top them? Fortunately, London has been through just such hard times before in the run-up to an Olympics, and in 1948 it showed just how to run a fantastic Games on a tiny budget – indeed, make them all the better for it. Janie Hampton’s book about the last time the Olympics came to London is a tale of female competitors sewing their own kit, teams ferried to the Games on red London buses and billeted in Spartan hostels or even army camps, and the main stadium being hastily cleared of greyhound racing to allow the athletics to take place. The total budget was £760,000, great athletes like Emil Zatopek and Fanny Blankers-Koen thrilled the crowds, and at the end a profit was turned! This is a book that becomes more relevant and ironically entertaining every day nearer to 2012. Janie Hampton is also the author of a bestselling biography of Joyce Grenfell. She lives in Oxford /div

The First Girl Guide

Author: Helen D. Gardner
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 144561037X
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A biography of the Agnes Baden-Powell, who started the girl guide movement with her brother Robert.

Code Name Egota

Author: Irene Tomaszewski
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031338391X
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An inspiring story of unarmed civilians of all ages who took on the Gestapo, the SS, and the Wehrmacht--and outwitted them at least 20,000 times. * Individual profiles of and insights from the rescued and the rescuers * 28 photographs including the Warsaw ghetto, a prisoner's letter from the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, and Nazi posters issuing regulations in occupied Poland * Primary sources such as archival documents, first person memoirs, including unpublished testimonies of the period, and interviews with both rescuers and rescued * Early interviews with Irena Sendler the subject of the Hallmark film, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, which was watched by 10 million viewers * A map of Poland showing areas annexed or occupied and partitioned for administrative purposes by Germany

Come Home Soon Baba

Author: Janie Hampton
Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books
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A young African boy tries several things, including helping his mother make bricks, in hopes of hurrying his father's return from town.

When Books Went To War

Author: Molly Guptill Manning
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544535022
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Chronicles the joint effort of the U.S. government, the publishing industry and the nation's librarians to boost troop morale during World War II by shipping 120 million books to the front lines for soldiers to read during what little downtime they had. 35,000 first printing.