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The Home Front: Old Photos Of Women In The First World War

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  1. searcher

    searcher Mother Lode Found Site Supporter ++ Mother Lode

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    The Home Front: Old Photos of Women in The First World War

    A seismic shift in the role of women in society was induced by the urgent need for more factory and munitions workers and other traditional male roles. Their contribution to the war effort ultimately helped hasten female suffrage.

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    A woman munitions worker welds at a work bench in an armaments factory, 1915. (Photo by Hulton Archive)

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    Women munitions workers in Paris, 1916. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    Two women replace the traditionally male porters at Marylebone Station in London during the First World war. Original Publication: Illustrated London News, 1915. (Photo by Hulton Archive)

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    A parade of women ambulance drivers during World War I, November 1915. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    Members of the Women's Fire Brigade with their Chief Officer, March 1916. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    The Women's Reserve of the British Army National Motor Volunteers being addressed by an officer, October 1916. 1st October 1916. (Photo by Hulton Archive)

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    Women war workers working in an engineering shop, 1917. (Photo by Hulton Archive)

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    Women munitions workers in a Vickers factory maing shell cases, January 1915. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    A Woman working on an engine in an engineering shop, circa 1915. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    Members of the Women's Fire Brigade on a fire drill with hoses and extingushers at full force, March 1916. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    A member of the Women's land Army in WWI, circa 1916. (Photo by F. J. Mortimer)

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    Women's Army recruits drilling. United Kingdom, 8th May 1917. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    A woman shaping a steel knee splint at the Kensington War Hospital supply depot, November 1917. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    A young woman in an armaments factory in WWI. United Kingdom, circa 1916. (Photo by Hulton Archive)

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    Women war workers march to Buckingham Palace in London. 29th June 1918. (Photo by A. R. Coster/Topical Press Agency)

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    Miss D. Milman of the Women's Service League outside 67 Warwick Square, 1918. (Photo by J. J. Lambe/Topical Press Agency)

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    Members of the Women's Royal Air Force arrive at Buckingham Palace, London, to attend a party for war workers. 25th July 1919. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    A member of the Women Porters At Marylebone Station Group giving a Great Central Railways carriage a thorough clean, 1914. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    A woman munitions worker operating a machine in an armaments factory during the First World War, circa 1915. (Photo by Hulton Archive)

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    Women Navvies pushing loaded wheel barrows in Coventry during World War I, circa 1917. (Photo by Central Press)

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    Women pulling apart old ledgers as part of the London & South West Railway's scheme to recycle paper. 16th April 1917. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    Women sorting paper for the London & South West Railway's scheme to clear out and recycle waste paper. United Kingdom, 16th April 1917. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

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    A woman at work in an armaments factory, circa 1914. (Photo by Hulton Archive)

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    Women police appointed for duty at a munitions works trying on new boots. United Kingdom, 30th January 1917. (Photo by A. R. Coster/Topical Press Agency)

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    Young women from Lowell in Massachusetts team up to form America's first Women's Death Battalion during World War I, inspired by their Russian counterparts, circa 1917. In front of the armoury where they drill are Mary Tully, Nina Hosington, Blanche Chengnon, Marie Provencher and Agnes Kelley. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive)

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    Women wait to ask about American Red Cross nursing positions in 1918. (Photo by Keystone View/FPG)
     
  2. Ebie

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    The USA had a "Women's Death Battalion"?
    I never heard of that, and, it does not quite sound right...
     
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