Millions Like Us - Women's Lives In War And Peace 1939-1949

Virginia Nicholson's evocative account of the Second World War is told through a multitude of individual women's experiences.

As their stories unfold we discover how they loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared.

Virginia Nicholson's books include Among the Bohemians - Experiments in Living 1900-1939, and Singled Out - How Two Million Women Survived Without Men after the First World War, which was broadcast as a Book of the Week.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Abridged by Doreen Estall

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

The conflict begins, and 37-year-old Frances Faviell learns to administer first aid.

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Virginia Nicholson's evocative account of the Second World War is told through a multitude of individual women's experiences.

As their stories unfold we discover how they loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared.

Virginia Nicholson's books include Among the Bohemians - Experiments in Living 1900-1939, and Singled Out - How Two Million Women Survived Without Men after the First World War, which was broadcast as a Book of the Week.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Abridged by Doreen Estall

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

The conflict begins, and 37-year-old Frances Faviell learns to administer first aid.Today, the conflict begins, and thirty-seven year old Frances Faviell learns to administer first-aid, and Lorna Bradey, serving as a nurse in France, witnesses the horror of Dunkirk first hand.

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Today, a ship is hit by a torpedo, and Mary Cornish's terrifying account of the hours and days that followed is recalled.

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Today, women enter the workplace in ever increasing numbers.

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Today, rumours and speculation about a second front gather pace, and Doris Scorer is transferred from the aircraft factory to the woodwork shop, where she starts making gliders.

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Today, as the celebratory atmosphere of VE day fades, many women are left wondering what the future holds.