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The following are a small selection of titles on this subject to complement our information sheet.

•   BROOME, J.   Services wrendered. London: William Kimber, 1974   ISBN 0718303733

•   FLETCHER, M.H.  The WRNS: a history of the Women’s Royal Naval Service.  London: Batsford, 1989 ISBN 0713461853

•   MASON, U. S.  The Wrens 1917-1977   Reading: Educational Explorers, 1977 ISBN 0852257740

   MASON, U.S.  Britannia’s daughters: the story of the WRNS   London: Leo Cooper, 1992 ISBN 0850522714

•   MATHEWS, V.L.   Blue tapestry.  London: Hollis & Carter, 1948

  MILLER, L.  Wrens in camera   London: Hollis & Carter, 1945

   RAYNES, R.   Maid matelot   London: Nautical, 1971 ISBN 0245506020 (2nd ed: Southampton: Warsash Nautical Bookshop, 1993   ISBN 0948646829)

   THOMAS, L. & BAILEY, C. H.  WRNS in camera.  Stroud: Royal Naval Museum Publications/Sutton, 2002  ISBN: 0750913703

A reading list for further information about women at sea before the WRNS is available.

These books may be stocked by your local public library or may be made available through the inter-library lending service. Please enquire at your local branch.

If you wish to find out more about the collections and materials held in the Royal Naval Museum Library see the library web pages .

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