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Women and WWI

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1914 war begins
WSPU and NUWSS stop their activities
nurses, banking, tram drivers, munitions workers, police
Some key roles taken over by women during the war
encourage men to volunteer
role of women at the start of the war
Women's Land Army
Organisation set up to increase food production
around 1 million
Actual increase in number of working women during the war (limited)
work in key industries
role of women later in the war
Mother's Day 1916
Indroduced to show value of motherhood
greater social freedom
A positive outcome of women's war work