The First World War affected the youngest of civilians. Children across Britain rallied to do their bit by working in war factories, turning their schools fields into allotments to help provide food or as boy scouts and girl guides taking up extra responsibilites working as coast guards or helping the MI5. 

How The Girl Guides Helped MI5 In WW1

When war was declared, the Guide Headquarters was besieged by guides volunteering for war work. As well as helping at hospitals and relief centres, some were employed as messengers for Britain’s national intelligence service.

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