What the VADS (Voluntary Aid Detachment) were to World War I, the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) are to this one—tens of thousands of British women, mostly below 40, enlisted to serve with the British Expeditionary Force. Besides driving cars, ATS duties include clerking, signaling, courier service, running canteens. Like the VADS, the gallant ATS come in for a lot of British ragging. Because their daily basic meat ration is 8 oz. (compared to about 3 oz. for civilians), the Daily Express calls them EATS. Because they are invited en masse to Army dances...

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