An American girl left college to join the Women's Army Corps during WWII, and volunteered for postwar duty in Japan. Sixty years later she shares that historic period of her life, 1946 to 1948, through her personal letters, journals and photographs from a country just beginning its recovery from war. This is an engaging account of an American WAC, at work and at play, coping with the U.S. Army, ma...
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Portsmouth Pub; 1 edition (October 2007)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 4356781
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu ebook
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