Tessa Dunlop with Joyce Wilding – Army Girls

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Start time: 11:30

End time: 12:30

Event Short Description

Tessa Dunlop with Joyce Wilding – Army Girls – stories on the last surviving veterans of Britain’s female army

Event Information

In Army Girls, the author and television regular Dr Tessa Dunlop tells the story of the final few women who served in World War II, and who are still alive to tell their tale. She is joined by one such woman, Petworth local and former FANY, Joyce Wilding.

Tessa Dunlop’s Army Girls were the female soldiers in a war Britain wanted to fight without conscripting women. It was a vain hope, and by December 1941 for the first time in British history women were called up and a generation of girls came of age in khaki, serving king & country. Barbara trained to drive army-style in giant trucks; Martha turned down officer status for action on a gunsite & Olivia won the Croix de Guerre in France. Commemorating the 80th anniversary of conscription for women, Army Girls captures remarkable stories from the last surviving veterans who served in Britain’s female army & brings to life a pivotal moment in British history.

Admission Details

Adult: £12

Child: £5

Child Age Limit: None

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Organiser Details

Name: Petworth Festival

Email: info@petworthfestival.org.uk

Website: https://www.petworthfestival.org.uk

Venue Details

Address: St Mary's Church, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AD

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