Victory Harvest: Diary of a Canadian in the Women's Land Army, 1940-1944

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Sep 19, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 227 pages
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Kelsey's observations range from descriptions of the Battle of Britain from the ground, bombing raids on civilian populations, and a meeting with a possible German spy, to more personal accounts of the difficulties of obtaining a bath. She and her husband were reunited on his quarterly leaves and the journal records their travels through much of England, Ireland and Scotland amid air raids, bombings, and machine-gun fire, providing a unique travelogue of Britain in the 1940s. Through Kelsey's depiction of life the Women's Land Army the reader discovers -- as Kelsey came to realize -- that agricultural work was vital to the overall war effort in Britain.
  

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Canada to England
3
Nunningham
27
Southwater and Nunningham
81
Green Farm
107
Sutton
129
Tractor School
136
Broomlye
152
Camber Castle Farm
160
Swanley
179
Great Ridge Farm
210
Epilogue
223
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Marion Kelsey lived in Hunts Point, Nova Scotia, until her death.

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