The Women's Voluntary Services (WVS) by Jon Mills
No.1 in the Within the Island Fortress Series
The Women's Voluntary Services (WVS) is the first book in Jon Mills' series entitled Within the Island Fortress. This definitive reference work features a wealth of original photographs of uniforms, armbands, badges worn during the second world war by members of the WVS.
WVS volunteers did not receive their uniforms free of charge, they had to purchase any item they wanted. Not everyone could afford this and a large number of armbands (official and unofficial) and badges were issued to those who couldn't.
Formed by Lady Reading in 1938 the WVS saw front line action throughout the war. The book is packed with photos throughout from original black and white photographs of uniforms being worn as well as colour photos of insignia, badges and uniforms from various collections.
Also covered in the WVS in Canada and India. This reference book is a must for collectors and WW2 re-enactors.
Areas covered in the book:
- Pre-war WVS support for the Air Raid Precautions (ARP) services
- WVS and Rest Centres and canteens
- WVS and their work with salvage drives
This is the definitive reference work for the 'ladies in green' featuring superb photographs of original uniforms, badges and ephemera worn during WW2. An essential guide for re-enactors and collectors