One Woman’s War by Eileen Younghusband
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Winston Churchill immortalised the fighter pilots who won the Battle of Britain as “The Few”. But behind them was another group – even fewer and mostly women – whose work was too secret to acknowledge.
Eileen Younghusband worked in the Filter Room, calculating the targets of the Luftwaffe’s bombing fleets from information supplied by Britain’s pioneering Radar network. Barely out of her teens, she and her fellow Filterers were making life or death decisions. Eileen tells the little known story of the Filter Room and describes her own experience of World War Two… living through the Blitz… hunting V2 rocket launchers in Belgium..acting as a “guide” at a liberated concentration camp.
Against this background is a personal story of love and loss, and encounters with a cast of characters – from prostitutes to film stars – thrown together by war.
It reads like a novel. But every word is true.
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