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Women’s contribution to WW1

Vivienne14

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Women played a key role on the homefront and abroad during WW1. Lets remember your female ancestors here.

Here’s a taster of how this progressed during and after WW1. Viv.

July 1918

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Women workers rally July 1918
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1915
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December 1918
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Radiorails

master brummie
Noteable in the poster, of post 1# here, is the fact that all the speakers are well heeled! ;) Of course WW2 had the advantage of films and radio to reach a wider audience.
A close family member (female) of mine drove a car for the City Of Birmingham Gas Department during the blitz. It involved taking the officials to inspect bomb damage to the gas mains and other supplies.
 

ChrisM

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Wish I knew who she was but she's in one of our albums and it's a 100% safe bet that she's a Brummie and she's sitting in a Birmingham back yard. Note the fag. And the chevrons - I wonder what they denote. Most probably 1919. (It bears a strong resemblance to my mother but I am sure she didn't serve).

Chris

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ChrisM

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Again, unidentified Army girls. But it's my father, front left, and some of his mates, fellow survivors, who are boosting their morale. (Edinburgh, Spring 1919).

Chris

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Vivienne14

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Land army girls in Colmore Row and some ladies sweeping city streets, both images dated as 1918. Viv.

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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
thanks viv...it is easy to forget the role the ladies played in ww1 and how strange that it was many years later that they were given funny glances for doing the jobs that were considered to be mainly done by men

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ChrisM

Super Moderator
Staff member
Just a few of "Kynoch's Angels" at Witton. They - and many others, women and men, around 18000 in all - would produce the following, EVERY WEEK:

- 25 million rounds of rifle ammunition
- 700,000 rounds of revolver ammunition
- 5 million cartridge clips
- 110,000 cartridge cases for field guns.

Chris
(Source: "Under Five Flags", Kynoch Press, 1962)

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