The War at Home Glog- Norah G.

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The War at Home Glog- Norah G.

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During WWI the women who stayed behind tried to keep things running as smoothly as possible to ensure that food could be supplied to the towns and that the children would be healthy and happy. During this time food might have been a shortage but the shortage would have been relifted when more women would work. Jobs carried out by women included farm and factory work.

During WWI (1914-1918), large numbers of women were recruited into jobs vacated by men who had gone to fight in the war. New jobs were also created as part of the war effort, for example in munitions factories. The high demand for weapons resulted in the munitions factories becoming the largest single employer of women during 1918. These jobs were crucial as they would create the weapons used by the soldiers.

What were the roles that the women had when the soldiers left?

The War at Home

Was there a shortage of supplies or food when the soldiers left for war?

- Women’s employment rates increased during WWI, from 23.6% of the working age population in 1914 to between 37.7% and 46.7% in 1918.- By 1917 munitions factories, which primarily employed women workers, produced 80% of the weapons and shells used by the British Army.- Around 400 women died from overexposure to TNT during WWI.


Women had to work tirelessly most days of the week on a minimun wage. Most women would not have wanted their husbands to go to war because of the fear of loosing them but they went. The women in WWI had a huge role. They had the role of working, looking after the chidren and to keep everyone heathy and happy.

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What was it like emotionally and physically for the women whose husbands went to war?




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