British Women Go To War by J.B. Priestley 1st / 1st 1943
First edition and first print published in 1943 by Collins. This is a very good +++ copy. The scarce and fragile wrapper is complete with minor wear to the edges and spine ends. Has a small number of tiny tears to the edges. It is not price clipped. The book has some faint marks to the boards but in general is clean and tidy. There is a small gift inscription dated 1943 to the front free end paper. Overall a very presentable very good +++ copy.
There are 49 colour photographs by P.G. Hennell showing women performing many different tasks, many of them military-related during the second world war such as fixing planes, driving lorries, hammering bits of metal, sorting cans and caring for the wounded. For a publication produced in the middle of a war, this book is of remarkable quality and the proliferation of colour throughout, from it’s striped dust jacket to the images inside, make it a very interesting example of British war time propaganda.