Jessie Howard
Publisher: Services LLC
Pages: 234

Faced with the prospect of unemployment during the 1928 recession, eighteen-year-old Jessie joins the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, an organisation set up by the Government in 1921 to run recreational establishments for servicemen, and to sell goods to their families. She is posted to a canteen in Lancashire to work alongside the manageress, who expects her to provide drinks and suppers for the soldiers, and also undertake an arduous domestic routine in the kitchen and staff quarters.Jessie's amusing anecdotes about her experiences at the R.A.O.C depot have been brought together by her daughter to provide not only a fascinating account of a teenager's early working life, but also a vivid contribution to social history
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