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Women Marines in World War I

Women Marines in World War I. Capt Linda L. Hewitt, USMCR. 1974. 80 pp.
(Print – http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1448227)
(Online: https://archive.org/details/WomenMarinesInWorldWarI)

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • When were women first accepted into the Marine Corps?
  • How did their pay compare with men?
  • What duties did women Marines perform and where were they stationed?


This 80 page work documents the recruitment, service and eventual disenrollment of hundreds of women who joined the Marine Corps in World War. They joined to free men to fight on the front lines. There are abundant quotes from the female privates and sergeants who served, along with photos and diagrams of uniforms. The back of the book has a bibliography, a partial roster of women in the Marine Corps and a couple of contemporary articles about women Marines.


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