Tag: Sisters

Codebreaking Sisters Our Secret War [Audiobook]


English | ISBN: 9781004024049 | 2020 | 6 hours and 14 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 172 MB
This is the astonishing story of persistence, comradeship and fighting spirit showed by everyday people in bringing the Nazis down. Patricia and Jean Owtram are possibly the only living sisters to have signed the wartime Official Secrets Act. Raised in a Lancashire country house in the 1920s, the family takes in two Austrian Jewish refugees, and the sisters quickly become fluent in German – which will go on to shape their roles for ever. When war breaks out in 1939, Patricia is snapped up by the Wrens and posted to top-secret listening stations along the British coastline. Collaborating with Bletchley Park, she is tasked with intercepting German shipping radio in a bid to crack the seemingly impenetrable Enigma Code. Jean’s quick brain for crossword solving lands her a secretive role as Code & Cipher Officer in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. At just 18 years of age, Jean is posted to Cairo, before moving on to Italy to aid the Partisan efforts against the Nazis. As the sisters continue to demonstrate their outstanding intelligence, resilience and fierce determination, the tide of war gradually begins to turn in Britain’s favour.

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Russia’s Sisters of Mercy and the Great War More Than Binding Men’s Wounds (Modern War Studies)


Russia’s Sisters of Mercy and the Great War: More Than Binding Men’s Wounds (Modern War Studies) By Laurie S. Stoff
2015 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 0700621253 | EPUB | 7 MB
They are war stories, filled with danger and deprivation, excitement and opportunity, sorrow and trauma, scandal and controversy-and because they are the war stories of nurses, they remain largely untold. Laurie Stoff’s pioneering work brings the wartime experiences of Russia’s "Sisters of Mercy" out of the shadows to show how these nurses of the Great War, far from merely binding wounds, provided vital services that put them squarely in traditionally "masculine" territory, both literally and figuratively.While Russian nursing shared many features of women’s medical service in other nations, it was in some ways profoundly different. Like soldiers and doctors, the nurses, especially those at the frontlines, experienced extreme cold, constant fatigue, infectious diseases, deadly artillery fire, and aerial bombardment. They also assumed public leadership roles and were often in command of men. The nurses operated in a sphere traditionally considered exclusively masculine and challenged social conventions surrounding gender and war by engaging in activities considered inappropriate for women.Filled with compelling eyewitness accounts of women who stepped outside their assigned roles in Russian society, this book gives us our first clear view of what wartime service was like for these nurses in the Great War. We learn firsthand-from memoirs and diaries, contemporary periodicals and reminiscences-about these women’s motivations, the nature and specifics of their work, the cultural stereotypes and conventions that shaped their experiences, and their interactions with the men they cared for and served with. Stoff also explores the cultural and social implications of the Sisters’ service-in relation to the government, the military, and the church-both immediate and long-term. The first up-close and in-depth study of Russia’s nurses in the Great War, Stoff’s work restores a critical chapter to the historical narrative of the war, and to the larger history of gender and culture in early twentieth-century Russia.

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Wretched Sisters Examining Gender and Capital Punishmend (Studies in Crime and Punishment)


Wretched Sisters: Examining Gender and Capital Punishmend (Studies in Crime and Punishment) By Mary Welek Atwell
2014 | 307 Pages | ISBN: 1433122340 | PDF | 3 MB
Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976, fourteen women have been put to death in the United States. The criminal justice system defines crimes committed by women in a particularly gendered context. Wretched Sisters is unique in its analysis of the legal and cultural circumstances that determine why a small number of women are sentenced to death and provides a detailed account of how these fourteen women came to be subjected to the ultimate punishment.

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Findom Sisters 1 – 3


Findom Sisters 1 – 3 by Hellen Heels
English | 2018 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B07CBRYSDW | 70 pages | EPUB | 1.41 Mb
Findom Sisters 1 – 3: Femdom Worship – Public Humiliation – Sissy Hypnosis – Femdom Pegging – Financial Domination

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Sisters and Sisterhood The Kenney Family, Class, and Suffrage, 1890-1965


Sisters and Sisterhood: The Kenney Family, Class, and Suffrage, 1890-1965 (Oxford Historical Monographs) by Lyndsey Jenkins
English | February 19, 2022 | ISBN: 0192848801 | True EPUB/PDF | 304 pages | 5.8/3.1 MB
The Kenney family grew up in Saddleworth, outside Oldham, in the last decades of the nineteenth century. In 1905, three of the sisters met Christabel Pankhurst, a turning point which changed the rest of their lives. Annie Kenney became one of the leaders of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), Jessie was an organiser at the heart of the organisation, and Nell campaigned outside the capital. Caroline and Jane used their connections within the suffrage movement as the springboard for careers in innovative education on both sides of the Atlantic. While working-class women are increasingly acknowledged in histories of the WSPU, this study is the first to make them the primary focus, and, in doing so, it opens up a new conversation around sex, class, and politics, and how these categories interacted in this period.

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