Hitler’s Girls, Doves Amongst Eagles

The author will be known to readers of The Armourer Magazine, but this is his first book and an excellent start. There have been numerous books on the subject of British women at war during WWI and WWII, but books in any language on German women at war are very rare – Very Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Hitler's Girls, Doves Amongst Eagles
FILE: R2619
AUTHOR: Tim Heath
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING:hard back
PAGES:  239
PRICE: £19.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, 
Luftwaffe, Hitler Youth BDM, RADw, society, social life, women 
at war

ISBN: 1-52670-532-X

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DESCRIPTION: The author will be known to readers of The Armourer 
Magazine, but this is his first book and an excellent start. 
There have been numerous books on the subject of British women 
at war during WWI and WWII, but books in any language on German 
women at war are very rare – Very Highly Recommended.

The Nineteenth Century saw global conflict and total war. 
Governments expanded dramatically and even the most liberal 
democracies began to move into every aspect of the lives of 
their citizens. There has yet to be a counter movement back 
to democracy and small government. It may come as something 
of a surprise for some readers to see that there was remarkably 
little difference between civilians in Germany and in Britain 
during WWII. All citizens were mobilized. Women became essential 
workers on the home front and included manning ambulances and 
anti-aircraft defences. Many were conscripted or volunteered to 
serve in the armed services at home and abroad.

Germany could have been expected to conscript women from the first 
day of war, although there was a different attitude to the 
importance of women as breeding stock and home keepers. Pressure 
was frequently peer pressure and the NSDP began to encourage the 
young to join Youth Groups favoured by the Partie. The Hitler 
Youth is recognised outside Germany as a Nazi youth Group but 
rather less is known about the BDM for girls, or the RADw which 
was broadly similar to the British Land Army, to use female labour 
in agriculture.

The author has researched carefully and crafted a very readable 
book on life for women in Germany, at home, at work, at war, and 
at play.