The Women’s Auxillary Air Force has a specific spot in the public’s memory. Either as the headphoned women sat around the RAF’s plotting tables or of Susannah York’s Section Officer Maggie Harvey in the Battle of Britain film. But what was the reality? War historian Dr Sarah-Louise Miller joins us to discuss the WAAFs who are the subject of her new book, The Women Behind the Few: The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and British Intelligence During the Second World War. Sarah helps us to look beyond the one image that has been popularised and to see the incredible work these remark markable women accomplished and, quite literally, helped win the war.
Full details of Sarah’s book launch at Bletchley Park can be found on the Bletchley Park website here: https://bletchleypark.org.uk/event/the-women-behind-the-few/
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Image: A WAAF flight officer photographic interpreter with two Canadian pilots of a photographic reconnaissance squadron, examining newly-developed 8″ x 7″ film at Benson, Oxfordshire. © IWM CH 10864
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