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Eileen's War by Eileen Younghusband

Eileen le Croissette was just an ordinary teenage girl. Living with her parents, she spent her days roller skating with friends, studying for exams and daydreaming about travelling the world.

But on September 3rd 1939 Britain declared war on Germany and everything changed.  With Britain standing alone Eileen was determined to help defend her country. She joined the RAF as a Clerk Special Duties and found herself in the top secret Filter Room a place so hush-hush she had to sign the Official Secrets Act to work there!

Eileen’s War
tells the remarkable story of living through the Blitz, acting as a guide in a liberated Nazi concentration camp and hunting down V2 rocket launchers!

A children's version of the award-winning memoir One Woman's War.





Praise for One Woman's War

"It is excellent to be reminded what a great debt we owe to this group of brave... 'One Woman's War' adds to the war archive that becomes increasingly important as the participants in the 1939-45 war gradually age and pass away, many of them taking their memories with them. As well as producing this readable account of her years in uniform, Eileen Younghusband has brought an extraordinary period and a previously unrecorded part of our air defences to life."  –  Emma Soames, SAGA Magazine and Winston Churchill's granddaughter

"I found this book hard to put down, constantly leaving me wondering what the next chapter would bring. Definitely one of the most exciting and interesting reads I've had in a long time."  
–  Aeroplane Monthly

The work carried out by the WAAF on Radar Operations during WW2 was a major contribution in the defence of our country."  
–  Dame Vera Lynn


About the Author

Eileen Younghusband (1921-2016) was born in London in 1921. After serving and defending her country she had a successful career in the hotel management and catering industries. She ran a wide variety of businesses, from selling herbs to supplying thousands of tons of scrap metal to a company in Spain.

In more recent years Eileen moved to Sully, Wales. At the age of 87 Eileen graduated from the Open University as one of its students of the year. An avid campaigner on health and education issues, Eileen was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2012 for services to adult education, and won the People's Book Prize 2012/13 with her autobiography One Woman's War.



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