University of Hertfordshire

From the same journal

'Forgotten female soldiers in an unknown army': German women working behind the lines 1914-1918

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Standard

'Forgotten female soldiers in an unknown army' : German women working behind the lines 1914-1918. / Boak, Helen.

In: Women's History Review, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2014, p. 577-594.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{58468b339d2143f1b64098ee1ad8765b,
title = "'Forgotten female soldiers in an unknown army': German women working behind the lines 1914-1918",
abstract = "Some 50,000 German women served behind the lines during the First World War, as nurses, war auxiliaries and in the civilian administrations of Belgium and Russian Poland. After the war only nurses had a place in the collective memory while the women who served in the women's war auxiliary service and those who worked within the occupied territories were forgotten. Although women's war auxiliaries were held in disrepute by some contemporaries, an exploration of the service reveals not only the high regard in which the majority of women and their work were held by their employers but also the class and generational prejudices of the upper- and upper-middle-class women running the service and the tensions in their relationships with the German women working within the civilian administrations, who displayed organisational flair and strong collegiality",
author = "Helen Boak",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.1080/09612025.2013.852004",
language = "English",
volume = "23",
pages = "577--594",
journal = "Women's History Review",
issn = "0961-2025",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "4",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - 'Forgotten female soldiers in an unknown army'

T2 - German women working behind the lines 1914-1918

AU - Boak, Helen

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Some 50,000 German women served behind the lines during the First World War, as nurses, war auxiliaries and in the civilian administrations of Belgium and Russian Poland. After the war only nurses had a place in the collective memory while the women who served in the women's war auxiliary service and those who worked within the occupied territories were forgotten. Although women's war auxiliaries were held in disrepute by some contemporaries, an exploration of the service reveals not only the high regard in which the majority of women and their work were held by their employers but also the class and generational prejudices of the upper- and upper-middle-class women running the service and the tensions in their relationships with the German women working within the civilian administrations, who displayed organisational flair and strong collegiality

AB - Some 50,000 German women served behind the lines during the First World War, as nurses, war auxiliaries and in the civilian administrations of Belgium and Russian Poland. After the war only nurses had a place in the collective memory while the women who served in the women's war auxiliary service and those who worked within the occupied territories were forgotten. Although women's war auxiliaries were held in disrepute by some contemporaries, an exploration of the service reveals not only the high regard in which the majority of women and their work were held by their employers but also the class and generational prejudices of the upper- and upper-middle-class women running the service and the tensions in their relationships with the German women working within the civilian administrations, who displayed organisational flair and strong collegiality

U2 - 10.1080/09612025.2013.852004

DO - 10.1080/09612025.2013.852004

M3 - Article

VL - 23

SP - 577

EP - 594

JO - Women's History Review

JF - Women's History Review

SN - 0961-2025

IS - 4

ER -