Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Women in the First World War

Women in the First World War
Item# 9780747807520

Product Description

Publisher: Shire

Author: Neil Storey

The First World War was the conduit for some of the most dramatic changes in the role of women in British society. Suffragettes gave up their militant protests to support the war effort, and from the moment war broke out women were ready; many had already trained as military and Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses. As more and more men left to serve in the armed forces more and more jobs, most of them pre-war preserves of men, were taken over by women, from postal deliveries to tram clippies, and delivery drivers to land workers. (pb)