First published in 1986, this second edition includes a new introduction which provides information about the Australian Women's Land Army Association. Describes the formation of the Land Army, and gives an account of the experiences of many young women who volunteered to work on the land during WWII. Also provides details of topics such as administration, housing, pay, as well as farming and food production prior to extensive mechanisation. Includes references and an index. The author is a former Land Army girl, and former editor of 'Roundabout', the journal of the Land Army veterans.