Friday, 18 February 2011
Talk: women on the wartime seas. Manchester.
Risk! Women on the Wartime Seas
Date: 13th March 2011
Location: Imperial War Museum North - Learning Studio
As part of the programme of events marking International Women’s Day, writer on gender and the sea, Dr Jo Stanley will reveal the women’s side of seafaring in the First and Second World Wars. Women’s crucial kit included thimbles and baby’s feeding bottles, not guns and compasses. Their concerns were where to dry those nappies and how to deal with amorous shipmates, rather than how to attack that enemy vessel or what course to steer to that foreign port.