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Women in war factories

Amabel Williams-Ellis

Women in war factories

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Published by V. Gollancz ltd in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Women -- Employment -- Great Britain.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Women.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Amabel Williams-Ellis, with a foreword by Isobel Cripps.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD6137 .W5 1943a
      The Physical Object
      Pagination95 p.
      Number of Pages95
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6451291M
      LC Control Number43006934
      OCLC/WorldCa5467341

      The Women in World War I object group was made possible through the generous support of Bette and Lindsey Hagan and the James Lollar Hagan Internship program. Further Resources. National Women's History Museum. Women in Military Service for America. "Women in World War I," Reforming Their World: Women in the Progressive Era, National Women's.   The former First World War National Filling Factory in Barnbow, Leeds wh women were employed producing high-explosive shells has been protected as a scheduled monument by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England. This protection recognises and commemorates the national importance of the factory and means that proposed . It was a national call to action spurred by the stark reality that, as Doris Weatherford wrote in her book American Women and World War II, “Production was essential to victory, and women were essential to production.” As early as February , women were responding to local calls to enter the workforce.


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In World War II, women were actively recruited into jobs that had always been the preserve of men; they worked in factories and shipyards, as members of the Women's Land Army and as Official War Artists. Fundraising and support roles.

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There were a variety of attitudes towards women in the work force. Millions of women were involved in the wartime work force, many of them in the defense industry. There were a variety of female war workers who gained employment in manufacturing during the war. A large number of women shifted from their pre-war employment positions, moving from secretarial or service related jobs to the production line.

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In hospitals across the country thousands of women stepped in to serve as nurses. The factories that produced war goods “paid higher wages, which attracted many women” (American Women in WWII). Since there was such a high demand for war products “women worked six days a week, enjoyed a handful of holidays, and were pressed to take overtime to keep up with the assembly line working around the clock” (Partners in.

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With so many men gone to war or killed in battle, new jobs were opened up to women and even more women entered the work force. Other Jobs Besides working in textile factories, women began to work all sorts of jobs including jobs as teachers, office clerks, nurses, and seamstresses.

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