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by Helen Gilbert,63 photographs
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Leaders & Notable People
  • Author:
    Helen Gilbert,63 photographs
  • ISBN:
    0962650609
  • ISBN13:
    978-0962650604
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  • Publisher:
    Pedestrian Press; 2nd edition (July 28, 2006)
  • Pages:
    157 pages
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    Leaders & Notable People
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Start by marking "Okay, Girls - Man Your Bunks!" . Hard to believe this book was written by an 86-year-old woman.

Start by marking "Okay, Girls - Man Your Bunks!" Tales from the Life of a WWII Navy WAVE as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. It would be excellent required reading for high school students, to give them a clear understanding of not only the WAVES, but of the state of mind of young Americans at that time. Also, it would convince them that there truly is nothing new under the sun and that they aren’t the first generation to try risky, wild behavior.

Tales from the Life of a WWII Navy WAVE.

book by Helen Gilbert. Tales from the Life of a WWII Navy WAVE.

Okay, Girls - Man Your Bunks!" Tales from the Life of a WWII Navy WAVE by Helen Gilbert Paperback . This collection of little-seen photographs will undoubtedly make a valuable addition to anyone's WWII library.

Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Evan Bachner is a longtime collector of photographs and an photographic historian.

An autobiography of one of the first enlisted Navy WAVES in WW2. From joining the Navy to joining the mile-high club, her life was interrupted and . From joining the Navy to joining the mile-high club, her life was interrupted and changed forever by Pearl Harbor. After serving her country, she weathered sexism, alcholism, infidelity, and the loss of her pilot husband in a tragic plane crash. From the Depression to the war in Iraq, an unvarnished look at life through the eyes of a strong-willed woman.

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Okay, Girls - Man Your Bunks!" Tales from the Life of a WWII Navy WAVE: ISBN 9780962650604 (978-626506-0-4) Softcover, Pedestrian Press, 2006. Performance and Cosmopolitics: Cross-cultural Transactions in Australasia (Studies in International Performance). ISBN 9780230234024 (978-0-230-23402-4) Softcover, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Find signed collectible books: 'Performance and Cosmopolitics: Cross-cultural Transactions in Australasia (Studies in International Performance)'.

Gilbert, Helen, 1919-. Publication Information. Toledo, Ohio : Pedestrain Press.

Subscription Information. Gilbert, Helen, 1919-. 156 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm. Notes. of 2nd printing is: Helen Gilbert.

Helen Gilbert, the writer, is a natural if there ever was one. This eighty-something year-old great-grandmother will . is a welcome and necessary addition to the canon of WWII literature. This eighty-something year-old great-grandmother will certainly make you laugh, and you'll also ache for her, as she ably describes first what it was like being a woman in uniform during the war, and then the problems she faced as a wife, mother and a flawed human being in her life after the war. "Okay, Girls. Thank you for sharing your story.

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What others are saying. Members of the first class of WAVES to graduate from the Aviation Metalsmith School, at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma, 30 July 1943. Photograph of WAVES members training for clerical duties in Lanier Hall at GCSU, taken by a U. Navy photographer circa These WAVES are wearing navy blue service uniforms.

A lively and compelling autobiography of one of the first enlisted Navy WAVES in WWII. From joining the Navy to joining the mile-high club, Helen Gilbert's life was interrupted and forever changed by Pearl Harbor, and she describes in very straightforward terms how it was to enter a traditionally male world. After serving her country, she struggled to find work and gain acceptance as an emancipated woman in a rapidly-changing world - weathering discrimination, marriage, child-rearing, tragedy, infidelity, alcoholism and recovery. Whether recalling the Depression, WWII, or sharing her thoughts on the aftermath of Sept. 11th and the war in Iraq, Helen pulls no punches. A book chock-full of eyebrow-raising anecdotes and life-affirming stories.

Marad
I was a Wave in the US Navy during Viet Nam and had often wondered what life had been like for our predecessors in World War II. It seems as though it was similar to my experience. The author had basic training and special school over a 4 month period. My basic lasted 12 weeks. The way she talked about wearing the uniform really brought back memories. Wearing that uniform makes you feel so proud!! The author also talks candidly about her struggle with alcohol. Her triumph over this addiction has given her a special outlook on life that is both entertaining and educating. Thank you for writing this memoir!
Goodman
I don't think there have been many, if any, WWII memoirs written from an enlisted woman's point of view. This one is superb! Gilbert tells of her naval training at University of Wisconsin, Madison, to become a radio operator, and talks about studying Morse code, and her subsequent adventures during postings to Corpus Christi and Pensacola. I was a Morse op for the army during the Cold War, and wrote about it in my own memoir, "Soldier Boy", so I could easily relate. Helen Gilbert, the writer, is a natural if there ever was one. This eighty-something year-old great-grandmother will certainly make you laugh, and you'll also ache for her, as she ably describes first what it was like being a woman in uniform during the war, and then the problems she faced as a wife, mother and a flawed human being in her life after the war. "Okay, Girls ..." is a welcome and necessary addition to the canon of WWII literature. Good job, Helen. Thank you for sharing your story.
Mullador
this is quite a nice memoir written in "her voice". she tells about trials and tribulations of growing up during the war, and all of the the things these first few women in the service had to go through. boy things have changed. thank goodness. a really good read!
Hucama
Ever wonder what every day life during World War II was like from an every day woman's perspective? Helen Gilberts' earthy vignettes from her life (growing up in Philadelphia to becoming a Navy WAVE and her life after) quickly sketch out her tale with sure gestures. Her frank remembrances are told in a conversational tone - you can almost hear her hearty laughter as she sits back and unfurls her memories... rough nuggets, polished and presented with a salty vigor.