Review: Women Heroes of World War II by Kathryn J. Atwood


So, after reading Women Heroes of World War I, I was excited to try out number two in the series! The first one made me really happy, did the second one too?

I recommend you read my review about Women Heroes of World War I first, as I go more in depth about the premise of the book.

The premise of Women Heroes of World War II is the same as the World War I one, divided by country, a short background story about the country and than several stories about some women. This book is non-biased, it does tell the story about German women too. And, finally, some Dutch women as well! I actually didn’t know some of these women that they were talking about, which is interesting as we get a pretty good education on wars in the Netherlands.

The book is really well written, really well researched, but it DID make the mistake by using the term Holland for the Netherlands a few times. In case you don’t know, the Netherlands is the country, Holland are two provinces in the Netherlands. One of my biggest pet peeves is that people use the term Holland to say the Netherlands, as that’s obviously not the same thing.

Regardless of that, this is a great book. I am once again making my boyfriend read this and will be recommending this book to anyone!

I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads and you can buy it here!


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