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“We Were Proud of What We Did” - A Wren’s Reflections of Serving in a Port Town, 1939-1945 - Port Towns and Urban Cultures
Analysis of Grace’s narrative reveals a number of striking features about her period of service in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) at Lee-on-Solent. She felt part of a clearly identifiable group, her uniform distinguished her from the other services and civilians and she felt proud of her part in the war effort. Grace therefore …