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Author Buch, Mary Hawkins.

Title Props on her sleeve : the wartime letters of a Canadian airwoman / Mary Hawkins Buch ; with Carolyn Gossage
Published Toronto [Ont.] : Dundurn Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (171 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; Preface; PART ONE: Taking the King's Shilling February -- April 1943; PART TWO: Eastern Air Command, Halifax, N.S. April -- July 1943; PART THREE: Operations Training -- RCAF Sea Plane Base, Dartmouth, N.S. July -- November 1943; PART FOUR: Overseas at Last November 1943 -- January 1944; PART FIVE: Lincolnshire Posting February -- March 1944; PART SIX: Settling In March -- May 1944; PART SEVEN: Notes from Nissen Hut May -- August 1944; PART EIGHT: From Pillar to Post September 1944 -- July 1945; Post Script
Summary A first-hand account of the experiences of a young Canadian airwoman who served both in Canada and on overseas duty, this series of 150 letters brings home the day-to-day immediacy of life in uniform during the Second World War. Moments of hilarity interspersed with impatience and frustration are recorded verbatim, along with an underlying sense of urgency about winning a war that hung in the balance for too long. Written to the Dead of Women at Macdonald College in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Mary Buch's letters lay untouched for over fifty years after her return to Canada from England in 1945. T
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Subject Buch, Mary Hawkins -- Correspondence.
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Women's Division -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Canadian.
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Gossage, Carolyn, 1933-
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