Ord, Ruby Adelina (Oral history)
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British clerk served with Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps and Queen Mary’s Auxiliary Corps in GB and France, 1917-1919
REEL 1 Aspects of enlistment and training with Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps in GB, 1917: civilian life prior to enlistment; reasons for enlistment; volunteering; basic training at Hastings; question of suitability of uniform issued; adjustment to army life. Recollections of period as clerk with and Queen Mary’s Auxiliary Corps in Calais, France, 1917-1919: living conditions; relations between administrators and other ranks. REEL 2 Continues: adapting to life in France; German air raids; social activities; opinion of appearance; rations and opinion of food; living conditions in camp; duties as ‘Field Indent’ clerk. REEL 3 Continues: off duty activities; leave entitlement and hours worked; weather conditions; further details of off duty activities; degree of knowledge of war’s progress; communication with home; social life after Armistice, 11/1918; relations with male personnel. REEL 4 Continues: question of discipline; relations with staff officers; memories of Controller Margaret Kilroy Kenyon; opinion of politicians view of war; personal morale; relations with local French population; attitude towards Germans and Allied troops; reaction to Armistice, 11/11/1918. REEL 5 Continues: morale of Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps personnel during German air raid; opinion of contribution of women to war effort; development of pacifist beliefs. Aspects of period as civilian in GB after 1919: problems of employment for former corps members; atmosphere in GB after war; development of pacifist beliefs.
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