The Resource Call of duty : a Montana girl in World War II, Grace Porter Miller ; foreword by Linda Grant De Pauw

Call of duty : a Montana girl in World War II, Grace Porter Miller ; foreword by Linda Grant De Pauw

Label
Call of duty : a Montana girl in World War II
Title
Call of duty
Title remainder
a Montana girl in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Grace Porter Miller ; foreword by Linda Grant De Pauw
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Montana-born Grace Porter was teaching school in Iowa when, in 1942, she turned twenty-one and became eligible for service in the U.S. armed forces. Patriotic and adventurous, she volunteered to join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, later the Women's Army Corps (WAC). A tough basic-training course in which she underwent most of the same hardships as the men, including long marches and latrine duty, strengthened her for future experiences."--BOOK JACKET. "When the opportunity arose during the blitz and buzz-bomb days, Porter volunteered to go overseas. She and thirty-nine other WACs, along with thousands of male soldiers, crossed the North Atlantic on the Queen Mary in February 1944. Stationed in London, Porter served as a cryptographic technician during the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and Air Offensive Europe. Soon after the battle of the Bulge began, she was sent to Belgium, where she continued to work in cryptographics near - and once, accidentally, across - the front lines of combat."--BOOK JACKET. "As Grace Porter Miller demonstrates in Call of Duty, being in the WAC during World War II afforded her many thrilling experiences. She encountered fascinating people, traveled throughout the United States and Europe, and participated in a dramatic chapter of history. But the price she paid to serve her country was high. Like many other military women, she endured prejudice and harassment, witnessed the vast suffering of European refugees, withstood the constant threat of danger, and long after returning home suffered from serious health problems and nightmares."--BOOK JACKET. "Despite their outstanding qualifications and record of service, the "girls" of World War II continued to be treated like "second-class soldiers" after the war. Now, fifty years later, one of their number urges us to recognize the sacrifices and contributions these unsung heroes made for our country."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Grace Porter
Dewey number
940.54/1273
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
D769.39
LC item number
.M55 1999
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miller, Grace Porter
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women soldiers
Target audience
adult
Label
Call of duty : a Montana girl in World War II, Grace Porter Miller ; foreword by Linda Grant De Pauw
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 153 p.
Isbn
9780807123430
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98044086
System control number
OCM39860114
Label
Call of duty : a Montana girl in World War II, Grace Porter Miller ; foreword by Linda Grant De Pauw
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 153 p.
Isbn
9780807123430
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98044086
System control number
OCM39860114

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