World War II Women 3-Book Bundle


Bravery, patriotism, and sacrifice marked the women caught up in conflict during the Second World War. This special collection of three books tells the stories of a young airwoman, prisoners of war, and women in service.

The Accidental Captives: The Story of Seven Women Along in Nazi Germany
In April 1941, a passenger ship sailing from New York to Cape Town was attacked and sunk by a German raider. The passengers were pulled from the water and transported to Nazi-occupied France, where the majority were released. Among those left behind were seven Canadian women. This is the tale of the year they spent together in Germany.

Greatcoats and Glamour Boots: Canadian Women at War, 1939-1945
The colourful story of Canada’s forgotten women who volunteered for service during the Second World War.

Props on Her Sleeves: The Wartime Letters of a Canadian Airwoman
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.

About the Authors

Carolyn Gossage

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Carolyn Gossage

Carolyn Gossage is the author of books on Ethiopian icons and crosses. She has also published a number of historical titles, including Greatcoats and Glamour Boots and The History of the Frankfurt Book Fair. She lives in Toronto and has taught history and English in Canada and abroad for over twenty years. She is also the author of a number of books including: A Question of Privilege, Canada's Independent Schools (1977).

Mary Hawkins Buch

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Mary Hawkins Buch

Mary Buch was born in Montreal, and after World War II lived for many years in that city's Lakeshore community. She served on the local school board and was actively involved in education at the provincial level. After graduation from College Marie-Victorin she worked with Youth Protection in Montreal.