Soldiers in Skirts: Women in Britain's Armed Forces during World War Two

Richard Marks


Region:
South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £60 plus travel @45p per mile up to 30 miles from Reading
Category:
History
Updated:
22nd June 2022
Tagged:
World War 2 | Women In History

Historian Richard Marks explores the role played by women in Britain's armed forces during World War Two. This talk will look at Britain's women's services during the war, and their importance to the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and the Army. Discover the role played by women from across the globe in Britain's military and associated medical services. What jobs did women do in the armed forces and why were they so important ? Were women exposed to combat operations and if so what and where ? Find out more in this talk

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About Richard Marks

I am a published historian based in Berkshire who specialises in industrial and railway history and the history of science. My current areas of research are the aircraft and systems of the RAF, industrial development in the Victorian period, and the development of the railway and canal systems in Britain in the mid to late 19th Century. I am currently researching a PhD in economic history and am a tutor with the WEA.

My talks appeal to a broad range of audiences and sizes of groups. I’m happy to adapt the length and format for your requirements. My aim is to educate and entertain, leaving the audience with a new perspective and wanting to learn more.

A 20 year career in technology, working with British and international manufacturing companies has given me a unique perspective as an historian.

Feedback from previous talks: "Richard had clearly done a massive amount of research and preparation. He is an excellent presenter very knowledgeable and engaging speaker. It was informative and thought provoking."

"I found the whole subject fascinating and wanted to learn more."


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