Women played a huge role in WW1; and this, in turn, helped to change the role of women in Britain.

They served as nurses in field hospitals and at home in munitions factories. Their vital role in supporting the war effort meant that many more women worked in jobs outside the home.

Canary Girls and the role of women in WW1

Today women are an integral part of the workforce in the UK, however, before WW1 this was not the case. Although progress was slow, the First World War changed women’s place in society and demonstrated that they were the physical and intellectual equal of men.

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The lifesavers of WW1

Today nurses and paramedics are a key part of front line medical care at home and abroad, but during the First World War female nurses administering first aid on the front line was a new concept. One which inevitably saved thousands who otherwise would not have survived.

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