Girls' Own War Stories tells the intimate stories of ten young Australian women whose lives were transformed by the Second World War. In 1939 most young women lived with their parents until marriage, set up house with their husband and had children soon afterwards. During the war, many women worked in roles that were previously considered inappropriate for females and by the end of the war, many women had radically changed their outlook. These women helped lay the foundations for the "new modern woman", part of an outward-looking Australia. Girl's Own War Stories reveals how the Second World War was one of the greatest social catalysts for Australian women.