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Author Gregory, Doris, 1921- author.

Title How I won the war for the allies : one sassy Canadian soldier's story / Doris Gregory.

Publication Info. Vancouver : Ronsdale Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From Student to Soldier -- The Atlantic Crossing -- Introduction to London -- Hospitality in Aberdeen and Torquay -- Non-Heroes -- Army Blunders and Air Raids -- Civilians and the International Scene -- Settling into the Wartime Routine -- Highs and Lows -- The Build-Up to D-Day -- Summer Fun, Military Muddles, Buzz Bombs -- Flying Hats and Fabulous Coffee -- More Than One Kind of Wound -- Winter Chills -- Irish Spring -- Exiting √Čire -- The Golden Summer -- Going Home.
Summary Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Women's Studies. Still sassy, Doris Gregory takes the reader back over seventy years to when she joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps during WWII. Her memoir allows us to travel with her across the Atlantic at the height of the U-boat infestation and to take refuge in underground shelters while bombs fall on London. Unlike most memoirs of the war that focus on battles, Gregory shows the everyday mundane activities of office life, working under some less-than-brilliant supervisors. Gregory transforms what could have been a dull soldier's life into one of small adventures: cycling along traffic- free roads through southern England, the midlands and Scottish lowlands, hopping on the ferry to Ulster, slipping into neutral, forbidden √Čire, and looking into the gun barrel of an angry German sentry. Although at times the war weighs heavily upon her, the author's optimism, enthusiasm and sense of humor permeate this memoir, full of laughter and surprises. -- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Gregory, Doris, 1921-
University of British Columbia -- Students -- Biography.
Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Women's Army Corps -- Biography.
Gregory, Doris, 1921- (OCoLC)fst01966029
University of British Columbia. (OCoLC)fst00541216
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Canadian.
Women soldiers -- Canada -- Biography.
Students. (OCoLC)fst01136041
Women soldiers. (OCoLC)fst01178559
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
HISTORY / Europe / Western.
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Personal narratives -- Canadian. (OCoLC)fst01424090
Other Form: Print version: Gregory, Doris, 1921- How I won the war for the allies. Vancouver : Ronsdale Press, 2014 9781553803188
ISBN 9781553803188 (electronic book)
1553803183 (electronic book)
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