Women in War



Ernest Bevin, the Minister of Labour, had to boost production. He called on women to help and many women answered his call, but there were problems. The organisation was a muddle and many women did not want to work away from home.
In December 1941 unmarried women aged 19 to 30 found themselves conscripted. They were joined by many more married women who volunteered.
Women could chose between a job in industry and the auxiliary services.


Women in the Auxiliary Services
Recollections of the Women's Home Guard
Women in industry
Women in Civil Defence
The Women's Land Army (WLA)
Recollections of the Women's Land Army
The Women's Voluntary Service (WVS)
Women in entertainment


Copyright 2002 Peter N. Risbey.