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One Woman's War

Narrated by: Anne Dover
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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The Second World War is dominated by heroic tales of men defending their country against a formidable enemy, but what about the women who also played their parts in fighting for freedom?

Eileen Younghusband was just 18 when she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). She quickly demonstrated her keen intellect and mathematical skills, playing a crucial role in Fighter Command's underground Filter Room. Working gruelling shifts under enormous pressure, she and her companions worked tirelessly, tracking the swarms of enemy aircraft that sought to break the British resolve. She even had the dubious honour of detecting the first of Hitler's devastating V2 rockets as it fell on an unsuspecting London.

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Such a great account and overview. Recommended.

This really does cover a lot in not much time. Excellent account brilliantly told, informative, emotional and very neatly put together.

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A great story, well told.

An amazing narrative of Eileen's adventures in the WAAF, at the heart of some of the pivotal events of WWII.

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Excellent listen

Really loved this book , it gives so much fact in an enjoyable story, she was one special lady

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Bloomin' brilliant.

Fabulous insight into the war from a perspective not often told. The account is very factual, with moments of absolute hilarity and deep empathy.

Eileen is my new hero.

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