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WOMEN IN INDUSTRY DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

WOMEN IN INDUSTRY DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Ticket collectors at Waterloo station, about 1916. Women ticket collectors on the London & South Western Railway

Ticket collectors at Waterloo station, about 1916. Women ticket collectors on the London & South Western Railway

Women's Land Army – Roles included caring for animals. (That would have been me :))

Women's Land Army – Roles included caring for animals. (That would have been me :))

WOMEN AT WORK DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Women pit brow workers of the Wigan Coal and Iron Company, 1918. These women sorted coal and moved heavy tubs on the surface of a coal mine – work that was dirty and physically demanding. Jobs like these had been done by working class women before the war and continued to be important in wartime.

WOMEN AT WORK DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: Women pit brow workers of the Wigan Coal and Iron Company, 1918. These women sorted coal and moved heavy tubs on the surface of a coal mine – work that was dirty and physically demanding. Jobs like these had been done by working class women before the war and continued to be important in wartime.

British munitions girls

British munitions girls

WOMEN WORK DURING FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 30617)

WOMEN WORK DURING FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 30617)

History in Photos: World War I - women workers. A woman makes and repairs shoes

History in Photos: World War I - women workers. A woman makes and repairs shoes

The incredibly badass Russian Night Witches. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/world/europe/nadezhda-popova-ww-ii-night-witch-dies-at-91.html?smid=pin-share&_r=0

The incredibly badass Russian Night Witches. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/world/europe/nadezhda-popova-ww-ii-night-witch-dies-at-91.html?smid=pin-share&_r=0

Women of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMS) pose for a group photograph at No 88 General Hospital at Douvres-la-Delivrande, 22 June 1944.

Women of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMS) pose for a group photograph at No 88 General Hospital at Douvres-la-Delivrande, 22 June 1944.

1919: A woman wearing a flu mask during the flu epidemic after the First World War. 22 Strange Medical Instruments From the Past That Make You Shudder

22 Strange Medical Instruments From the Past That Make You Shudder

1919: A woman wearing a flu mask during the flu epidemic after the First World War. 22 Strange Medical Instruments From the Past That Make You Shudder

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