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British Women, Disability and the Second World War 1939-1946

Anderson, Julie (2006) British Women, Disability and the Second World War 1939-1946. Contemporary British History, 20 (1). pp. 37-53. ISSN 1361-9462. E-ISSN 1743-7997. (doi:10.1080/13619460500444957) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article examines the experience of disabled women during the Second World War. It details the ways in which women were disabled, how they were treated in the Services and the workplace, the processes of rehabilitation that were open to them and how they were catered for by central government. By looking at disabled women the article sheds light on one of the last understudied minorities in history, and seeks to add to the extensive historiography on women and war. The article concludes that disabled women had different wartime experiences to their male counterparts, but that they are a group that requires sustained future historical investigation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13619460500444957
Uncontrolled keywords: Disability, Gender, Women, Pensions, Rehabilitation, War
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 12:27 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54093 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Anderson, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7131-3704
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