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The Women's Land Army in First World War Britain

Author: Bonnie White
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In England, Scotland, and Wales during the First World War, the Women's Land Army evolved from a disparate group of training and educational programs into a national effort to organise women for home food production. Between managing the overstated propaganda expectations for women farm workers and combating public fears about the unwomanly activities of Land Girls, oragnisers successfully recruited, trained, and  Read more...
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History
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White, Bonnie, 1977-
Women's Land Army in First World War Britain.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014]
(DLC) 2014019974
(OCoLC)873725388
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie White
ISBN: 9781137363909 1137363908
OCLC Number: 889930504
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 207 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Answering the call to service: the formation of the Women's Land Army --
Female preparedness, male authority: organizers and the Board of Agriculture --
Gender, service, patriotism: promoting the land army in wartime Britain --
"The lasses are massing": the Land Army in England and Wales --
"Respectable women": the Land Army in Scotland --
Return to the land: the Land Army after 1918 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Bonnie White, St Francis Xavier University, Canada.

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Between 1917 and 1919 women enlisted in the Women's Land Army, a national organisation with the task of increasing domestic food production. Behind the scenes organisers laboured to not only recruit  Read more...

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