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01Millions Like Us: Women's Lives In War And Peace 1939-194920110502

Virginia Nicholson's evocative account of the Second World War is told through a multitude of individual women's experiences. As their stories unfold we discover how they loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared. Today, the conflict begins, and thirty-seven year old Frances Faviell learns to administer first-aid, and Lorna Bradey, serving as a nurse in France, witnesses the horror of Dunkirk first hand.

Virginia Nicholson's books include Among the Bohemians - Experiments in Living 1900-1939, and Singled Out - How Two Million Women Survived Without Men after the First World War, which was broadcast as a Book of the Week.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Abridged by Doreen Estall

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

The conflict begins, and 37-year-old Frances Faviell learns to administer first aid.

01Millions Like Us: Women's Lives In War And Peace 1939-194920110503

The conflict begins, and 37-year-old Frances Faviell learns to administer first aid.

02Millions Like Us: Women's Lives In War And Peace 1939-194920110503

Virginia Nicholson's evocative account of the Second World War is told through a multitude of individual women's experiences. As their stories unfold we discover how they loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared. Today, a ship is hit by a torpedo, and Mary Cornish's terrifying account of the hours and days that followed is recalled.

Virginia Nicholson's books include Among the Bohemians - Experiments in Living 1900-1939, and Singled Out - How Two Million Women Survived Without Men after the First World War,which was broadcast as a Book of the Week.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Abridged by Doreen Estall

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Mary Cornish's terrifying account of a ship hit by a torpedo.

02Millions Like Us: Women's Lives In War And Peace 1939-194920110504

Mary Cornish's terrifying account of a ship hit by a torpedo.

03Millions Like Us: Women's Lives In War And Peace 1939-194920110504

Virginia Nicholson's evocative account of the Second World War is told through a multitude of individual women's experiences. As their stories unfold we discover how they loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared. Today, women enter the workplace in ever increasing numbers.

Virginia Nicholson's books include Among the Bohemians - Experiments in Living 1900-1939, and Singled Out - How Two Million Women Survived Without Men after the First World War, which was broadcast as a Book of the Week.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Abridged by Doreen Estall

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Women enter the workplace in ever increasing numbers.

03Millions Like Us: Women's Lives In War And Peace 1939-194920110505

Women enter the workplace in ever increasing numbers.

04Millions Like Us: Women's Lives In War And Peace 1939-194920110505

Virginia Nicholson's evocative account of the Second World War is told through a multitude of individual women's experiences. As their stories unfold we discover how they loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared. Today, rumours and speculation about a second front gather pace, and Doris Scorer is transferred from the aircraft factory to the woodwork shop, where she starts making gliders.

Virginia Nicholson's books include Among the Bohemians - Experiments in Living 1900-1939, and Singled Out - How Two Million Women Survived Without Men after the First World War, which was broadcast as a Book of the Week.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Abridged by Doreen Estall

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Rumours and speculation about a second front gather pace.

05 LASTMillions Like Us: Women's Lives In War And Peace 1939-194920110506

Virginia Nicholson's evocative account of the Second World War is told through a multitude of individual women's experiences. As their stories unfold we discover how they loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared. Today, as the celebratory atmosphere of VE day fades, many women are left wondering what the future holds.

Virginia Nicholson's books include Among the Bohemians - Experiments in Living 1900-1939, and Singled Out - How Two Million Women Survived Without Men after the First World War which was broadcast as a Book of the Week.

Read by Fenella Woolgar

Abridged by Doreen Estall

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

VE day and the future beckon.

05 LASTMillions Like Us: Women's Lives In War And Peace 1939-194920110507

VE day and the future beckon.